California State Board of Education

In this June 10, 2014, photo, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy checks his phone outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, before the verdict in the Vergara v. California lawsuit in Los Angeles. Even before a California judge's scathing ruling against the state's teacher tenure policies, protections that make it harder to fire teachers had already been weakened in many states, and even removed altogether in a few places. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before a judge’s scathing ruling against California’s teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states — and even removed […]


First grade teacher Lynda Jensen walks with her class of 30 children at Willow Glenn Elementary School in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Calif. seeks to shelve current standardized tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Education officials are proposing to do away with the standardized reading and math tests California public school students have taken since the late 1990s. California Deputy Superintendent Deb Sigman told the […]



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