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Despite Nationwide Backlash California Education Officials Stave Off Dissent Over Common Core

While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other — California — was conspicuously absent from the debate.


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Millbrae High School Students With Invalidated Test Scores Get Help From Congresswoman

Mills High School students who had their Advanced Placement tests invalidated due to seating irregularities turned to help from Congresswoman, who held a meeting in Washington on Monday night in an attempt to reinstate the their test scores.



Phil Matier: East Bay School District Wins ‘Race To The Top’ Grant

The New Haven Unified School District in Union City was one of the nationwide winners of a Race to the Top grant.


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California School Performance Showing Improvement

The Education Department said more than half of California’s schools met the statewide academic achievement goal in 2012, the highest number ever.


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Guitar Legend Santana Visits San Francisco Alma Mater

San Francisco’s Mission High School got a visit from a famous alumnus Monday — Carlos Santana, class of ’65, toured the school and met with its guitar club.


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Lost Tests Puts Oakland Students’ College Plans In Jeopardy

Getting into college just got more stressful for 101 East Bay high school students after entrance exam scores got lost in the mail.

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Study: Teacher Bonuses Have No Correlation to Test Scores

A national union is praising a new study that found that offering performance bonuses to teachers does nothing to raise test scores.


California Test Scores Go Up

California students continue making gains in reading and mathematics, but educators agree that more needs to be done to close the achievement gap in schools.