IUSD, along with hundreds of school districts throughout California, will be participating in a field test of the state's brand new student assessment system this year.
California’s budget for 2013-14 has brought major changes to the way school funding is allocated, with the goal of channeling greater resources to the students who need them most. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, Alan Schlichting, IUSD’s director of student support services, offered an overview of the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and what it means for Irvine.
What do the Common Core standards look like in the classroom?
Parents and community members can now read lesson samples and learn how to support the standards at home through a new online resource made available by the California Department of Education and the state PTA.
A University High School junior has achieved perfection on the SAT college entrance exam -- four years after her older sister did the same.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that will replace the state’s older standardized testing system with more modern, computer-based assessments aligned with the new Common Core instructional standards.
IUSD’s newest elementary school is also its newest National Blue Ribbon School.
Stonegate Elementary learned on Tuesday morning that it was among 286 campuses from across the U.S. to have earned what is widely considered the nation’s high level of recognition for public and private schools. Only 15 schools in California were named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, and just two were recognized from Orange County.
The Board of Education on Tuesday discussed how best to use $5.8 million in available state funding for the implementation of the California Common Core instructional standards. The Common Core standards are part of a national movement aimed at promoting learning on a much deeper level, with a shift toward critical thinking, creativity, articulating positions and collaboration.
IUSD students continue to outpace their county and state counterparts on standards tests, according to the latest batch of scores released this month by the California Department of Education.
BY TERRY L. WALKER, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS The most sweeping educational reform of the nation’s public schools is on its way, and it happens to align nicely with the direction the Irvine Unified School District is already heading.