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Hardship score for college admission gets mixed reaction in California
Embrace the new “adversity score” in college admissions or ignore it? That’s a question that college officials in California and nationwide are debating now.
California State University adds $10 million to boost math and science teacher preparation in California
To address a persistent teacher shortage in math and science, the California State University system is pumping $10 million into its Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative over the next four years.
Without More Effective Leadership, LA Unified Will Continue to Flounder
For the past year, here in California and across the country, robust policy debates about charter schools and their future have taken center stage.
California Finally to Move Ahead With "Cradle to Career" Data System
The marching order for what Newsom is calling a Cradle to Career Data System is included in a lengthy bill elaborating on the 2019-20 state budget for education.
Pension Relief, Special Education Funding Highlight Gov. Newsom's Budget
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first education budget, which the Legislature passed on Thursday, remains his budget.
Wind Tunnels and Sheep Brains: Students Get Their STEM Wings at This L.A. School
At her aerospace engineering elective, high school senior Keren Araujo shows off the latest creation.
New Certification Program to Create More Uniform Standards Among High School Career Academies
California’s hundreds of high school career academies can now boost their prestige—and create more uniformity in quality—through a new voluntary certification program, announced by the Linked Learning Alliance at its annual conference in Oakland on Jan. 24.
Students Will Earn "Digital Badges" Demonstrating New Science Skills
Students at the Del Lago Academy are not just going for a good grade in their biochemistry class. They’re also trying to earn “digital badges” they hope will land them internships in the region’s burgeoning biotech industry – and help them throughout their careers.
Supply Lags Booming Demand for Career Technical Teachers
In appropriating nearly $1.5 billion over five years for career technical education opportunities, the Legislature made an assumption that funding would make them happen.