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Will California Ensure Teacher Equity Under ESSA?

On Wednesday, SI&A Cabinet Report’s Tom Chorneau reported that the California Department of Education released portions of its draft State Plan under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in advance of next week’s California State Board of Education meeting. Among the components made public are details for Title […continue]

Secretary King: Remove “Arbitrary Caps” on Charter Public Schools

Yesterday, USA Today’s national education reporter Greg Toppo reported on U.S. Education Secretary John King’s remarks at the National Press Club, in which he criticized “arbitrary caps” on the growth of high-quality charter public schools. Secretary King’s stance directly aligns with the goals of the federal education equity lawsuit Martinez […continue]

Improving the Nation’s Teacher Preparation Programs

This Wednesday, Education Dive’s editor Autumn Arnett reported on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of finalized regulations for teacher preparation programs. The new regulations are designed to improve the quality — and increase the accountability — of teacher preparation programs nationwide. The new rules focus on quality training outcomes and […continue]

Students View Teachers of Color More Positively

Today, NPR Education blogger Anya Kamenetz reported on the findings from the Measure of Effective Teaching study that found that students of all races — white, black, Latino and Asian — have more favorable perceptions of their teachers of color than they do their white teachers. Co-authors of the report, sociologist […continue]