Common core standards and assessments prompt some critical thinking among educators and governance teams
In This Issue
California’s state schools chief discusses the future of assessments and the transition to the Common Core State Standards
A former science and history teacher and a veteran of the state Legislature, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson fully appreciates the importance of fiscal support for public education.
Use data and storytelling to persuade and influence
We, as the public education community, have an opportunity to capitalize on the surge of positive public opinion in support of public education.
As part of the state’s transition to Common Core State Standards, the California Department of Education is encouraging local educational agencies to take advantage of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Technology Readiness Tool.
This issue of California Schools is devoted to exploring a topic that has existed in some form since the creation of the public school system in America—the “achievement gap” between white and minority students and children from affluent homes and poor children from all ethnic backgrounds.
Our features this spring take a topical look at some of the most pressing issues facing school governance teams.
Christopher Maricle has worked with school district and county office of education boards on school governance matters since 2006.
Clovis Unified School District’s Visual Data Tracking System won a 2012 Golden Bell Award.
La Habra City School District's Music & Movement program won a 2012 Golden Bell Award.
The need to improve the educational outcomes of students in California has never been so critical.