California’s 1,000 Poor Schools Finally Listed

In 2010, an “open enrollment law” was enacted to help students in lower-performing school succeed. The law requires the state Department of Education to list 1,000 “low-achieving schools” annually by the start of the New Year and allow parents of students in those schools to relocate their children to other better-performing schools.

However, Superintendent Tom Torlakson posted a notice on the department’s website late last year stating that it would not release a list because the “academic performance index” was suspended.

But a lawsuit threat was issued and just a few days before 2015 ended the department posted a list of 1,000 schools based on 2013 tests with a disclaimer that it is old data.

 

Read more at The Sacramento Bee


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