California’s top education official says the state’s students posted the ninth straight year of gains in English and math proficiency on this year’s standardized tests.
This year’s graduating class posted the highest pass rate on the state’s High School Exit Exam, with Bay Area districts seeing improvement.
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.
Twelve Bay Area schools have been nominated to the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
Emeryville’s school district has ended 10 years of state control by paying off the final installment of a $1.3 million loan it had to take out because of the large debt it had accumulated under its previous leadership.
The numbers are even worse in Oakland, where 37 percent of students were found to have dropped out before graduating.
State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson joined dozens of teachers, nurses and firefighters at a state Capitol rally Wednesday.
School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state budget, the California Teachers Association estimated Tuesday.
Bleak financial conditions are facing California schools after three years of cuts to education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said Thursday.
On Monday California got a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Tom Torlakson. The former East Bay state assemblyman, Contra Costa County supervisor, and Antioch city councilman held an inauguration at Mount Diablo High School in Concord where he was once a teacher.