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School Facilities Update – – Stakeholder Meeting – Definition of Historical Buildings

Because of a series recent school district appeals to the State Allocation Board regarding funding for historical buildings, last week OPSC convened a meeting of stakeholders to obtain information for the development of regulations on this issue.  Click link below for a summary of the meeting. Historical Buildings 7-14-16 Susan Stuart, Partner Capitol
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July SBE Hearing – Major Changes in Accountability, Assessment, and Curriculum

Evaluations Rubrics Top Level Display July SBE Hearing - Major Changes in Accountability, Assessment, and Curriculum ACCOUNTABILITY Evaluation Rubrics Day 1 of the SBE hearing focused largely on furthering the development of the evaluation rubrics. Presentation and Board discussion of the item alone lasted nearly four hours. In addition, there was public testimony from
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Crucial Legislative Hurdle for Key Bills Today

Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee Actions Today, the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees acted on a number of major K-12 education bills. Of particular interest are the actions taken on key education legislation in the areas of accountability and assessment, early education, human resources, and teacher shortage and support. In total, the
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State Board of Education – September Meeting

The September State Board of Education (SBE) hearing continued the focus on accountability and assessment and included extensive discussion but few official actions. Below is a summary of the key items, including the Evaluation Rubrics, AYP, the Smarter Balanced Summative and Interim Assessments, Technology, the California Alternate Assessment Field Test,
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