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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.

August 22, 2019 | EdSource
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.

August 1, 2019 | EdSource
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.

June 27, 2019 | EdSource
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.

June 25, 2019 | EdSource
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.

June 14, 2019 | EdSource
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.

November 30, 2017 | EdSource
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.

January 24, 2017 | EdSource
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.

May 23, 2016 | EdSource
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.

April 28, 2016 | EdSource