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Keeping abreast of educational trends and policy issues is one of the many challenges faced by local governance leaders. CCBE is committed to keeping you aware of the education issues that are likely to affect your county and students. Whether you're looking for news highlights or the latest news coming out of CCBE, you can find what you need here. If you have news articles and commentaries you would like to include on CCBE's website, please email Charlyn Tuter.

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Special education in "deep trouble" and still needs reform, says California state board president
By Louis Freedberg and Theresa Harrington, EdSource ׀ October 11, 2017
Special education in California is in "deep trouble", exacerbated by outmoded ideas and an extreme shortage of fully-prepared teachers, according to Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education.  Read more

California's high school exit exam is officially a thing of the past 
By John Myers, Los Angeles Times ׀ October 11, 2017
Eighteen years after lawmakers agreed that California high school students should prove their skills on a final exam before earning diplomas, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to permanently repeal the requirement. Read more

California's homeless students: undercounted, underfunded and growing
By Carolyn Jones and Daniel J. Willis, Edsource ׀ October 2, 2017
Shelters, cars and crowded rooms.  Housing crisis forces more students into homelessness. Read more

Newly emboldened, L.A. charter schools push to rewrite local rules
By Anna M. Phillips and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times ׀ October 3, 2017
Emboldened by charter advocates' new clout on the school board, more than a dozen other charter schools are ramping up efforts to push back against regulations they consider burdensome.  Many charter advocates say the rules have over the years gone far beyond the scope of California law and grown increasingly onerous. Read more

Faced with lower test scores, schools strive to improve
By Mathew Burciaga, Lompoc Record  ׀  September 30, 2017
Santa Barbara County schools have a lower percentage of students proficient in English and math than the state average, according to state test scores release by the California Department of Education last week.  Read More



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