California

Home to the largest number of public school students in the nation, California ranks at the bottom on measures of per student spending and academic performance. The Hechinger Report is paying attention to this bellwether state as it attempts to grant more students a shot at the California dream. See all our Special Reports

California voters overturn English-only instruction law

Multilingual Education Act passes and revives bilingual education in one of nation's most diverse states

Pop-ups bring preschool to low-income communities

A YMCA program uses libraries, neighborhood centers, churches and even the beach to help kids get ready for school

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

In this California district, poor black students outpace their more affluent peers across the state

Colleges send too many into remedial classes who don’t need it, growing body of research shows

Alaska study finds high school GPA a better predictor of ability to pass college English and math than placement exams or SAT scores

The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows

Researchers find causal link between academic gains and safer schools

Cries about national teacher shortages might be overblown

Some places have shortages of teachers, others have surpluses

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Bilingual battle brewing in California…again

California poised to make major shift towards bilingual education, pending the results of fall election, but lacks enough qualified teachers

“Deeper learning” continues to show higher high school graduation rates

But these high schools are much more effective for higher than lower income students

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