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The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board Endorses AB 1220

On Monday, the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board endorsed California Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s (D-San Diego) Teacher and Student Success Act (AB 1220), which is also sponsored by two teacher organizations, Educators for Excellence and Teach Plus. AB 1220 passed through the Assembly Education Committee last Wednesday in a bipartisan vote of 4-2. The legislation would lengthen the probationary […continue]

California Assembly Education Committee Passes AB 1220

Yesterday, EdSource’s John Fensterwald covered the passage of the Teacher and Student Success Act (AB 1220) through the California Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday. Authored by education expert and civil rights champion Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) at the prompting of two teacher organizations, Educators for Excellence and Teach Plus, […continue]

California State Board Approves New Accountability Measures

On Wednesday, the California State Board of Education approved a new set of school accountability measures that will be used to rate California schools, including never-before-used non-academic metrics. In total, the board endorsed a half-dozen metrics, including factors like school climate, high school graduation and student suspension rates. Collectively, the measures will form […continue]