California Department Of Education
The state Department of Education announced the recipients of the prestigious award for public elementary schools today, and nearly a quarter of them are in the Bay Area.
The student body at a South Bay high school could pay the price after a handful of their classmates played a prank while taking their standardized tests.
Santa Rosa City Schools will be spending about $350,000 to fix a racial imbalance in the number of special educations students deemed emotionally disturbed, According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
A bill that would require the state Department of Education to review and analyze how California schools identify English learners has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration.
This year’s graduating class posted the highest pass rate on the state’s High School Exit Exam, with Bay Area districts seeing improvement.
Results of statewide standardized testing for California school children have been delayed because cell phone pictures of test questions were posted online by students at several schools, including two in San Jose, state officials said.
The state Department of Education said images of state tests have been discovered on about a dozen social networking websites, including Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Despite deep cuts to public education, California’s standardized test scores have gone up for the ninth year in a row.
State education officials are reporting that about 30 percent of California students attend schools in 110 districts that are in serious financial trouble.