High School Exit Exam's Cancellation Leaves College-Bound Students In LimboAs many as 5,000 college-bound students statewide are "bureaucratic limbo" because they did not pass the California High School Exit Exam, which was canceled this past July.
State Board Suspends School Accountability On Common CoreThe California Board of Education suspended the state's school accountability system on Wednesday for one year to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with Common Core standards.
Calif. School Board To Vote On Common Core Test AccountabilityThe California Board of Education is expected to decide Wednesday whether or not schools should be held accountable on the state's performance index for student results in the new Common Core-aligned assessments.
O.C. Parents At Common Core Meeting Seek Greater Local ControlParents showed up in force Monday to give a panel of experts an earful regarding controversy over the common core education program.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
LAUSD Students Face Tougher Academics In 2013-2014 School YearAn estimated 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students are kicking off the 2013-2014 school year Tuesday with some major changes!