State Board moves forward on LCAP changes, amends ESSA state plan

The State Board of Education took up a number of critical items at its Nov. 3–4 meeting related to school accountability, the K-12 Mathematics Framework timeline, the California Community Schools Partnership Program and amendments to the Every Student Succeeds Act state plan, among other actions. […]

State Board Report: SBE tackles complex issues as COVID complications linger

In a lot of ways, California is on the right track when it comes to navigating the pandemic, State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond said during the board’s Sept. 9 meeting, which covered changes to the state Local Control and Accountability Plan template, adoption […]

Linda Darling-Hammond gives insight, advice for fall reopening

Education leaders should spend the first few weeks of the fall semester encouraging attachments in their respective communities, according to California State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond. During an Aug. 10 conversation with Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare on the start […]

State Board Report: SBE approves state plan for remaining ARP funds

State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond opened the board’s July 14 meeting by outlining historic state and federal spending to support expanded early learning, fortify the state’s teacher pipeline, address overall student well-being and academics, improve special education, implement full-service community schools and more […]

State Board Report: Growth model, other long-term projects receive final approval

The State Board of Education’s virtual May 12–13 meeting overlapped with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he was proposing $93.7 billion in Proposition 98 funding for 2021–22, with increases in spending on early learning, wraparound services, community schools, nutrition programs and extended learning opportunities in […]

SBE approves Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum and pursuit of federal COVID student assessment waivers and flexibilities

The State Board of Education met virtually March 16–18 to discuss a number of big-ticket items that drew passionate debate from the public regarding the final adoption of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, waivers from federal assessment requirements and more. Board President Linda Darling-Hammond noted […]

State Board Report: January meeting moves forward state literacy plan and ESSA amendments

Now almost a year since COVID-19 took hold in the United States, local, state and federal policymakers continue to grapple with how to ensure students receive equitable learning opportunities in a distance learning setting. Those challenges are beginning to stretch into school reopening planning, and […]

Education leaders emphasize progress, adopt shorter statewide exams for next year

State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond opened the board’s November meeting by acknowledging the challenges that the state’s students, teachers, families and administrators are facing while outlining the progress they have made in reopening schools. Darling-Hammond outlined the impact that a public health crisis, […]