California recognized for effective measurement of college and career readiness

In a March 2023 report, All4Ed found that since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, the majority of states have incorporated college and career readiness indicators into their school accountability systems. The report, Undermeasuring: College and Career Readiness Indicators May Not […]

Southern California charter schools challenge State Board’s denial in court

On Nov. 1, 2023, Vista Charter Public Schools (Vista) filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education (SBE) challenging its decision to affirm the denial of its charter petition by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles County Board of Education […]

2020–21 Civil Rights Data Collection shows persistent opportunity and access gaps for underrepresented students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Nov. 15 released new civil rights data from the 2020–21 school year, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) since the 2017–18 school year. Accompanying the data are […]

New resource calls on state support for small and rural LEA cybersecurity

The State Educational Technology Directors Association’s (SETDA) Cybersecurity & Privacy Collaborative — a network that includes Microsoft and the K12 Security Information eXchange (K12 SIX) — published guidance on Oct. 17 detailing how state agencies and other support organizations are empowering their smallest school districts […]

IQC approves schedule for math instructional materials adoption, application for reviewers

At its final meeting of the year, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) on Nov. 15 approved matters related to the 2025 California Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption process. The schedule of significant events, online instructional materials review application, and draft content standards and evaluation criteria maps […]