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This report reviews teacher evaluation methods and explores the role of state policy in teacher evaluation reform.
This 2-page policy guide highlights California laws related to teacher evaluation issues.
This report compares California's education expenditures with those of
This 20-page report provides an overview of the education components of the federal stimulus package and where California stands in relation to its requirements.
This report discusses the current status of California’s education data system, including CALPADS and CALTIDES.
This brief looks at the challenges involved in recruiting and retaining fully prepared math and science teachers.
This report provides a profile of California's principals and superintendents, their basic responsibilities and the credentialing requirements, and how they receive ... Read more November 2007
This report, based on the National Education Association's Rankings and Estimates, 2002–03, ... Read more August 2003
This brief summarizes the February 2003 EdSource report, California's Lowest Performing Schools: who they are, the challenges they face, and how ... Read more February 2003
This special version of the executive summary for the four-year study of class size reduction in California by the CSR Consortium contains additional graphs and ... Read more October 2002
This report, filled with charts and graphs, examines how California compares with other states in education spending, teacher salaries, and student-teacher ratio at the ... Read more September 2002
This issue brief on the work of the state's Joint Master Plan Committee describes the committee's original recommendations and the process for public input about the ... Read more April 2002
This October 2001 report, filled with charts and graphs, examines how California compares with other states in such things as education spending, teacher salaries, and ... Read more October 2001
This brief, published in June 2001, looks at CSIS (California School Information Services Program), which was created to assemble, summarize, and safely transmit ... Read more June 2001
This report discusses the responses of more than 600 middle and high school principals to a December 2000 EdSource survey on the progress they are making toward adopting ... Read more May 2001
This report summarizes the findings of a January 2001 EdSource survey of California high school and middle school principals.
This report describes the changing nature of responsibilities for principals and superintendents, the possible causes for decreasing numbers of applicants for these key ... Read more March 2001
This report summarizes California's efforts to address the challenges of teacher supply and quality that are key to the state's school reform efforts.
Our annual update of the state's education budget and key legislative decisions for the 2000–01 school year examines funding plans for assessment and ... Read more October 2000
Had voters passed it, Proposition 38 would have provided tax-free scholarships (vouchers) for private school tuition to the parents of all California K–12 ... Read more September 2000
Would additional funding help California's schools improve student achievement? Just how much funding would be adequate—and where would it best be spent—for ... Read more April 2000
This eight-page report, which focuses on 1997–98 statistics, includes state-by-state data on expenditures, teacher salaries, sources of school revenue, and ... Read more March 2000
This April 1999 report looks at how teacher evaluation and professional development can improve teacher quality.
All California school districts negotiate contracts with their employees in a process that ranges from adversarial to cooperative. This report examines this system.
Finding space for the growing student population presented an enormous challenge. This report explains the dimensions of the problem.
Based on survey results from a selected group of principals, this report tells how they spend their time versus how they would like to, and what they need to be more ... Read more March 1998
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