Marking a dramatic shift in philosophy and policy, the State Board of Education unanimously adopted a new and more complex system Thursday for evaluating California schools and districts using multiple measures of student achievement and school performance.
After a period of tension over large Confederate flags being displayed on student trucks, the atmosphere at Rim of the World High School was relatively quiet and uneventful Thursday as the school board met in the school library.
Three months after voters selected a deadlock-breaking member, the Morgan Hill Unified School District board has chosen new leadership in hopes of mending its fractious ways.
The state Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rate schools using an evaluation that includes many more factors — among them academics, graduation rates, college preparedness and the rates at which non-native speakers are learning English.
Matt Haney, the president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, was having a discussion with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon when he decided to tweet the idea of renaming Washington High School after poet Maya Angelou because George Washington was a slave owner.
The State Board of Education is set today to approve a new school accountability system, which will be one of the most complex in the country. The system is being widely praised for its broad focus on indicators like graduation, attendance rates, suspension rates and college and career readiness rather than just test scores. But experts say that merely identifying schools struggling across these measures won’t help them solve those problems.
With topics ranging from new funding and projects to bonds, the Chico Unified School District board of trustees meeting Wednesday evening was all about the numbers.
The last of the elementary schools in the Ocean View School District to be reopened after an asbestos scare has become the district’s first science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM, magnet school.
State education leaders will vote Thursday on a new system that uses multiple ways to judge school performance, replacing the single score that families and educators relied upon in previous years.
An outside company has decontaminated the Jurupa Valley elementary school classrooms used by two students after one of their parents reported they have leprosy, which is now being investigated by a national leprosy lab, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 6.