State Board Report: SBE moves forward on accountability, waivers approved

On Feb. 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments to the State Board of Education: Gabriela Gonzalez, an elementary school teacher for the Montebello Unified School District since 2001; Brenda Lewis, former associate superintendent of instruction at the Kern High School District from 2014 […]

State Board approves student assessment report revisions, community schools framework

In a packed one-day meeting on Jan. 12, the State Board of Education approved several revisions to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California student score reports, as well as a California Community Schools Partnership Program Framework, […]

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 […]