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K-12 EDUCATION

California public school test scores are improving, but so slowly that it could take decades to close the achievement gap.

California lags other states in closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students. A new 10-year report suggests a major state investment in preschool.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education’s delay of rules meant to protect student loan borrowers from predatory practices was “arbitrary and capricious,” granting a...

In a role reversal, the candidates vying to become California’s next schools' superintendent disagree about a bill that would require later instruction start times for middle and high school students.

The state gives migrant farmworker families a new exemption from the 50-mile rule, which had required them to move during the school year to keep their housing.

California's Legislature is downsizing a plan to require ethnic studies for high school graduation—and not for the reason you might think.

California schools may need to use over half of all their new money to cover growing pension obligations—prompting some districts to predict deficits and many to begin cutting programs, reducing…

Advocates for struggling students say measuring progress over time is key to closing the achievement gap.

A bill advancing in California's Legislature would allow students to transfer to a school outside their own district, but only if they are foster children, migrants, previously or currently homeless,…

The nation’s second-largest school system has enjoyed a major infusion of funding since the bone-deep cuts it endured during the recession. But in coming years, school officials project growth in…

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