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.

Behind the Latino college degree gap

Latinos are the least likely ethnic or racial group to get a college education, new report says

Governments are spending billions more on education, and it’s making inequality worse

California spending on education surged 10% from 2013-15

Counting DACA students

It is estimated that half of the people eligible for DACA are enrolled in high school or college

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

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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

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