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California Education Ranks Below National Average

On Thursday, Bay Area News Group reporter Sharon Noguchi published a piece in The Mercury News that takes a look at California’s dismal education ranking in Education Week’s 2017 Quality Counts report card — 10th from the bottom among the 50 states and Washington, DC. The assessment examined states’ performance […continue]

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]

A Lesson From Louisiana

by Students Matter Sometimes, folks speak softly and around the margins when talking about tough issues like inequality in our education system. Don’t count Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as one of those people. “The United States of America does not provide equal opportunity in education,” said Jindal in his keynote […continue]