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The Great Battle of 2012 In California

Fermin Vasquez | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Fermin Vasquez

Corporations and the 1% with their unlimited cash coffers and influence over Sacramento politicians will seek to drown out the voices of the 99%. While they may have unlimited resources, we have unquenchable creativity and people power.

San Francisco School Board Approves Hundreds Of Teacher Layoffs

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

In a vote held on Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Education approved layoffs for 485 teachers, administrators and other staff members employed by ...

Joy Resmovits

Seven States Share $200 Million In Race To The Top

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Seven more states will receive $200 million in federal funds in the latest round of the Race to the Top competition, President Barack Obama's controve...

State Budget Cuts Slam Higher Education, Almost Spare K-12

| Kathryn Baron and John Fensterwald | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. Midyear budget cuts hit Cali...

Making A Deal For Education Funds: Tax Change Could Bring In Billions

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. A group of billionaires, old...

PHOTOS: California's Ten Most Educated Cities

| Posted 01.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin About 8 of 10 Palo Alto residents age 25 and older hold at least a bachelor...

More, Better Early Education Could Help Close California's Achievement Gap

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the third of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students F...

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

Brown Attacks Testing and Data as Measures of School Success

Louis Freedberg | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco
Louis Freedberg

Setting himself apart from other governors, Gov. Jerry Brown has launched an extraordinary broadside against the current national obsession with testing that continues to dominate school reform efforts.

A Christian Parent In Support Of The California FAIR Education Act

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I simply reject the idea that homosexuality is a sin. I want to be sure that the voice of faith in this ongoing struggle is not surrendered to those who would condemn my LGBT brothers and sisters.

Pain, Tragedy and Learning From It

Robert Ross | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Robert Ross

It appears that, as a policy framework, we have left school officials with ineffective options with potentially harmful consequences for dealing with deeply troubled youth in a victim-bullying construct.

Our Shocking High School Drop Out Rates

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Agustin Armendariz | Posted 10.18.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Agustin Armendariz About a quarter of California counties have high school dropout rates of 20 perc...

A New Community College Crackdown

| Erica Perez | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today will consider a p...

Calif. Lawmakers Pass Measure To Require Gay Curriculum In Schools

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

California lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would make the state the first to require public schools to teach lessons on historical and current co...

California Master Plan (1960-2011)

Lars Walton | Posted 08.31.2011 | College
Lars Walton

The loss of the Master Plan will leave a major void in the State of California. It is expected that the State will experience a shortage of 1 million college graduates by 2025.

Fewer L.A. Kids Get Subsidized Summer Meals, Budget Cuts To Blame

latimes.com | Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Education

Fewer than 1 in 5 of the children who relied on free or reduced-price lunches during the 2009-2010 school year in California received subsidized meals...

California Schools In A State Of Emergency

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I ask you to think long and hard about what the future of California -- and our nation -- will look like if our public schools go down in flames.

Spending Among CA School Districts Wildly Uneven

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Louis Freedberg and Stephen K. Doig | Posted 08.03.2011 | Los Angeles

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some districts receive thousands more per student...

CA's For-Profit Colleges Under Investigation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Erica Perez | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez The New York state attorney general's office has subpoenaed five for-profit colle...

Surprised? CA Leads Nation In Failing Schools

The Informer | Posted 07.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Here, we'll give you the good news first: The U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion to the America's worst-performing schools this ...

Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation

John M. Eger | Posted 06.15.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

An "Index of Creative and Innovative Education" will demonstrate California's commitment to lead and to raise the bar in preparing its students to be successful in California's creative economy.

LA Unified Adopts 'Value-Added' Approach To Teacher Ratings

latimes.com | Jason Song and Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles

In a dramatic turn for the country's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified released school ratings based on a new approach that measures...

Cal State Students Protest Budget Cuts

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NORTHRIDGE (KTLA) -- Demonstrations took place, Wednesday, at California State University, Northridge students protested tuition and fee hikes. Fru...

California Class Sizes Continue To Grow Amid Shrinking School Year

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Louis Freedberg Underscoring the deepening impact of the state's budget crisis, nearly 60 perc...

Report: Education Reforms Yield Higher Test Scores

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Louis Freedberg A major squabble between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his adversaries on K-1...