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Homeless students, destroyed campuses, 'invisible injuries': What California schools learned from recent disasters
By Carolyn Jones, EdSource ׀ January 29, 2018
California schools ravaged by fire, floods and mud this year have mostly re-opened and are diving in to a new semester, but district leaders say they've learned some crucial lessons about handling natural disasters that all schools could benefit from.  Read more

Launch of California School Dashboard shows school and district performance
By Alexa D'Angelo, Ventura County Star ׀ January 13, 2018
The California Department of Education and the State Board of Education recently launched the fall 2017 California School Dashboard, a one-stop-shop for information on schools and student performance in a report card format.  The dashboard shows county schools overall did well.  Read more

Can 600-plus California districts narrow the achievement gap?
By John Fensterwald and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource ׀ January 12, 2018
As part of the California School Dashboard, the state's new school accountability system, 1 in 4 school districts will receive assistance from county offices of education and the state to help improve the performance of groups of students who have done particularly poorly on criteria set by the state.  Read more

Gov. Brown's California budget proposes fully paying for K-12 funding formula in his last year
By John Fensterwald, EdSource ׀ January 10, 2018
$55 million for county office of education to assist districts identified as needing help with low-performing student groups and a competitive grant for $4million to choose eight county offices to provide guidance to the other counties $11 million in additional funding for a new state agency...  Read more

Longtime educator motivates students to participate in STEM education
By Tyler Hersko, Ventura County Star ׀ January 5, 2018
Ramon Flores has spent decades advocating for the importance of STEM education to local students as a path to high-paying jobs.  Read more

California education issues to watch in 2018 - and predictions of what will happen
By John Fensterwald, EdSource ׀ January 2, 2018
A look ahead at a year that promises to be momentous.  In this article read about a dozen predictions for 2018. Read more