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K-12 Education

Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Early Evidence from California

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to transform science teaching and learning in K–12 schools in…

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California’s State Budget: The Governor’s Proposal

Governor Brown’s 2018–19 budget anticipates continued revenue growth. On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown submitted his proposed 2018–19 budget to the legislature. The $190.3 billion…

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California’s Future

Major change at the federal level and increasing pressure from demographic and economic forces are pushing California into uncharted territory. Wide-ranging critical issues—our environment, our…

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California’s Future: K-12 Education

California educates more than 6 million children in its K–12 public schools. More than half of these students are economically disadvantaged. Almost a quarter are…

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Improving College Pathways in California

Far too many California students are falling off the pathway to and through college. At current rates of high school and college completion, only about…

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California’s High School Graduation Requirements

California’s high school graduation rate has increased steadily in recent years. California’s high school graduation rate increased from 75% in 2009–10 to 83% in 2015–16.…

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College Readiness in California

Eligibility for California’s public colleges and universities has several components. Students become eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University…

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Charter Schools and California’s Local Control Funding Formula

Over the two decades since their inception, charter schools have become a significant part of the California public school system. Quasi-independent, but publicly funded, these…

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