Federal Biden Picks San Diego Superintendent for Deputy Education Secretary
San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten was a classroom teacher for 17 years before she became a school and district administrator.
Law & Courts COVID-19 School Reopening Battle Moves to the Courts
Lawsuits are percolating nationwide as state officials, parents, teachers, and others clash over how and whether school buildings should reopen amid the continuing pandemic.
Budget & Finance Too Expensive to Re-Open Schools? Some Superintendents Say It Is
New coronavirus costs are colliding with dwindling funds making the re-opening of school buildings a huge financial challenge.
States States Face Thorny Issues in Deciding When to Reopen Schools Post-Pandemic
They’ll have to balance health concerns, practical challenges, and pressure to get schools open so parents can get back to work.
School Climate & Safety Opinion I'm a Superintendent. My Students' Activism Is Key to Their Academic Success
Instead of cultivating a generation of critical thinkers, we have grown a generation of disaffected test-takers and passive learners, writes Superintendent Michael Matsuda.
Equity & Diversity How One District Is Raising Math Rigor and Achievement for Students of Color
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
Reading & Literacy Advocates for Science-Based Reading Instruction Worry California Plan Sends the Wrong Message
California, which has a mixed history when it comes to evidence-based reading instruction, has a plan to use federal funds for literacy programs that some say are out of sync with the science.
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in California
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
States 'At-Promise'? Can a New Term for 'At-Risk' Change a Student's Trajectory?
California no longer uses the term “at-risk,” with supporters arguing it stigmatized students. But some are skeptical that the new term is better.