When it comes to investing in children and schools, California is still just getting "back to bad". And it might get worse.
Parcel taxes and bonds enable school districts to raise money locally. Parcel taxes are for people and programs. Bonds are for buildings and facilities. Here's what you need to know.
Many school boards in California include a student member. As the school year begins, new students are stepping up to this important role. Ella Smith served as the student member in Poway, California.
Charter schools in California now serve nearly one in ten students. Advocates for charter schools and teachers' unions are clashing over proposals that affect the future of charter schools. This post examines the legislation. It's a good example of how important policy is formed in this state.
We have reworked all of the lessons in Ed100, adding over 700 questions that make the lessons even easier to find, understand and use. The questions are implemented as "beacon links" that work on your computer or on your phone.
Local school boards are the heart of California's public school system. But what do they actually DO? This post begins a series to demystify the role and function of school boards.
Graduation rates have been slowly, steadily rising in California, and so have college-ready rates. Graduation is a time to celebrate achievement, hopes, dreams, and the power of a good speech. Here are a few that stand out.
Federal support for after-school programs is on the chopping block in the President's recently announced federal budget proposal. Even in California, funding shortfalls put these programs at risk. Should they be cut?
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