Education reform-backed candidates sweep California primary elections
*Updated Education reformers spent big ahead of California’s primary, and preliminary results Wednesday show the millions paid off with all of the candidates they supported advancing to November’s general election. Carlos Marquez, California Charter Schools Association Advocates’ director of political affairs, said he was excited by the primary results. “There were a lot of races that...
By Sarah Favot | June 8, 2016
Assembly panel approves bill to exempt students missing key test
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill that eliminates a graduation requirement that has prevented as many as 5,000 high school seniors from graduating through no fault of their own. SB 725 will eliminate the requirement that class of 2015 seniors pass the California High School Exit Exam, known as the CAHSEE. The...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 20, 2015