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  • Building on Minecraft's Educational Potential - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
    published on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:35:28 GMT
    Education Week (subscription) (blog)Building on Minecraft's Educational PotentialEducation Week (subscription) (blog)In 2014, Microsoft bought the game and Mojang, the company behind it, for $2.5-billion, and this spring it announced the acquisition of MinecraftEdu, an education version that is now Minecraft Education Edition. Microsoft offered a free trial to ......
  • In a major win for teachers unions, California Supreme Court lets teacher tenure ruling stand - Los Angeles Times
    published on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:25:00 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesIn a major win for teachers unions, California Supreme Court lets teacher tenure ruling standLos Angeles Times“It's fundamentally about providing a marketplace agenda within public education — doing away with the kinds of protections teachers have won over many years, such as seniority and due process, and creating the dog-eat-dog narrative that exists in the ...California high court lets rulings stand on teacher tenure, school funding lawsuitsEdSourceTenure protect...
  • California students scored better on this year's state tests — but fewer than half met college readiness goals - Los Angeles Times
    published on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:29:35 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesCalifornia students scored better on this year's state tests — but fewer than half met college readiness goalsLos Angeles Times“This assessment is much more focused on higher-order thinking skills than the old California test,” said Stanford education professor Linda Darling-Hammond, who helped develop the assessments, which are also known as Smarter Balanced, after the group ...California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widensThe Me...
  • California still has a big, and growing, education achievement gap ... - Sacramento Bee (blog)
    published on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:01:54 GMT
    Sacramento Bee (blog)California still has a big, and growing, education achievement gap ...Sacramento Bee (blog)State schools Supt. Tom Torlakson is upbeat on results of the latest academic testing in California, but downplays the “achievement gap” affecting poor, Latino ...and more »...
  • U.S. Education Department Reaches Settlement with Lodi Unified ... - U.S. Department of Education (press release)
    published on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:42:29 GMT
    U.S. Education Department Reaches Settlement with Lodi Unified ...U.S. Department of Education (press release)The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that the Lodi Unified School District in Lodi, California, has entered into a ...and more »...
  • California teachers union to push bilingual education proposition ... - Sacramento Bee
    published on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:19:24 GMT
    Sacramento BeeCalifornia teachers union to push bilingual education proposition ...Sacramento BeeThe California Teachers Association is on board with Proposition 58, the initiative to roll back a nearly two-decade-old limit on bilingual education in the state ...and more »...
  • California-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in Connecticut - CT News Junkie
    published on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:23:28 GMT
    CT News JunkieCalifornia-Based Advocacy Group Files Federal Education Lawsuit in ConnecticutCT News JunkieA California-based education advocacy group backed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut Tuesday seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to an adequate education. In the lawsuit, four inner-city ...and more »...
  • California and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging ... - Los Angeles Times
    published on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:13:58 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesCalifornia and local education officials laud progress on still-lagging ...Los Angeles TimesCalifornia and local education officials celebrated upward progress in newly released student test scores, even as the overall results showed less than half of ...and more »...
  • California bans ITT tech from accepting new students - Los Angeles Times
    published on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:25:00 GMT
    Los Angeles TimesCalifornia bans ITT tech from accepting new studentsLos Angeles TimesThe for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services has been banned from accepting new students at its 15 California locations under an emergency decision issued Friday by the state Department of Consumer Affairs' Bureau for Private Postsecondary ...California Bars ITT Tech From Enrolling New StudentsThe ConsumeristITT Tech Halts Enrolling New StudentsInside Higher EdCalifornia orders ITT to stop acc...
  • Coalition urges defeat of California education bill - Baptist Standard
    published on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:50:21 GMT
    Baptist StandardCoalition urges defeat of California education billBaptist Standard... state when students are expelled for violating morality codes." WASHINGTON (BP)—A multi-faith coalition urged California legislators to abandon a bill it says would violate religious freedom in higher education. The coalition—spearheaded by the ...Rick Warren, Russell Moore and other evangelical leaders protest California education BillChristianToday'No' to California Bill Threatening Religiou...