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Bryant Elementary Parents Learn Together

Alexis Alexander is an African-American parent with a Chinese-American son in kindergarten at Bryant Elementary, a school where the majority of students and families are Spanish speaking. “I felt jittery when I first arrived,” says Alexander. But she says the school’s staff soon put her at ease. “English- or Spanish-[speaking], they make you feel welcome,” says Alexander.... Read more


Will This Be on the Test?

Taking standardized tests every year is routine for students across the globe. Now, in what is being described as “a sea change” in education, California’s public schools, along with those in 45 other states, are transitioning to new content standards and “smarter balanced assessments”—the tests that measure whether or not students are learning the new content standards.... Read more