Latest Education policy News

California governor names new leaders on water, education

Feb. 13, 2019 12:08 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom named new leaders Tuesday to top posts in water, transportation and education policy, his latest moves to set the state government on a fresh path during his first months in office. It's typical for new governors to shake up key posts even when the...

Koch group touts education push on curriculum, technology

Jan. 28, 2019 7:39 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Officials with the powerful political network led by conservative billionaire Charles Koch said Monday that they are promoting a state-level education strategy that they hope educators and teachers unions will support. The Koch network is launching a new group next month that...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

Jan. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. There's no universal standard for the best class size, though some...