Year in Review 2010: California Set the Trends in Education
California has brought you pop culture mainstays like Lauren Conrad, gangster rap, and the Black Eyed Peas. When it comes to education, what happens in California is just as influential, and it's probably coming to a school near you. Not only does
In August, The Los Angeles Times dropped the education equivalent of a nuclear bomb with the release of a searchable “value added data” teacher rankings database. Over 6,000 elementary teachers received grades ranging from most to
In an effort to boost the state’s federal Race to the Top eligibility, California legislators passed a law empowering parents to take over their local academica
Budget cuts have hit California hard—over $2 billion slashed in 2010 alone. That meant layoffs of more than 30,000 teachers and school personnel, including librarians, custodial staff, and office staff. Also cut? Art, music, sports, foreign lang
School gardens are great, but how about taking it to the next level and making an entire school an academically-rigorous, ecologically-sustainable campus? Environmental Charter High School, located in La
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