Two-thirds of California voters say education is a ‘very important’ issue in governor’s race, survey finds
How important is K-12 public education to California voters as they choose a new governor this year? Very. And that sentiment is growing. Nearly two-thirds — 64 percent — of likely voters in a new survey called education “very important,” an increase from 58 percent four years ago when the same question was asked. A full...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | April 15, 2018
School choice, charters, and unions — Hot topics as candidates for state schools chief meet for the first time
California parents looking for better public schools for their kids will get to elect a new state schools chief in November, and this week was their first chance to compare the three candidates side by side — something parents can’t yet do with schools. The three candidates for state superintendent of public instruction met for...
By Laura Greanias | March 21, 2018
LA students see in Villaraigosa’s California Students’ Bill of Rights an opportunity to improve schools and their teachers’ working conditions
As students across the country are making their voices heard on gun control, California youths are being given the opportunity to have a voice in ensuring all students have access to a quality education with a California Students’ Bill of Rights, unveiled Thursday in Los Angeles by gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. Students from Alliance Susan...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | March 19, 2018
Exclusive: Adam Anderson, a third-way candidate for California’s superintendent of instruction, on why he pulled out of the race
Adam Anderson, a third-way candidate for California’s state superintendent of instruction, has pulled out of the race. Anderson, 36, was educated in California public schools through college. He spent six years in Chicago and directed strategy and policy at Chicago Public Schools before returning to California in 2014 to lead strategy and operations at EducationSuperHighway,...
By Laura Greanias | February 14, 2018
Marshall Tuck wins California school administrators’ endorsement for state superintendent
*Updated Jan. 22 Marshall Tuck’s student-focused campaign for state superintendent of public instruction has earned him the endorsement of the Association of California School Administrators, which hasn’t endorsed in the race for eight years. In 2014, the organization, which represents more than 17,000 California school principals and superintendents, chose not to endorse because they wanted...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | January 22, 2018
The 7 hottest California education storylines we’re watching in 2018
While 2017 was undoubtedly a huge year for education in national politics and in Los Angeles, 2018 has the potential to bring big changes to education across California. A new governor, who will appoint a new state Board of Education, will have a significant impact on how education is funded and what students are learning. Here are seven things to...
By Sarah Favot | January 3, 2018