WestEd offers a behind the scenes look at the development of California’s Cradle-to-Career data system

An Oct. 15 webinar hosted by WestEd offered an overview of what the state is trying to accomplish by developing a linked data system that tracks individuals through their schooling and into the workforce. In 2019, the California State Legislature passed the California Cradle-to-Career Data […]

AEC General Session spotlight: Hadi Partovi from Code.org

CSBA’s 2020 virtual Annual Education Conference is fast approaching, with the Dec. 3–4 conference set to deliver attendees critical insights, informative sessions, digital interactivity and powerful speakers. Virtual preconference activities are happening from Nov. 30–Dec. 2. Visit aec.csba.org by Nov. 24 to register. This year’s […]

Education leaders emphasize progress, adopt shorter statewide exams for next year

State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond opened the board’s November meeting by acknowledging the challenges that the state’s students, teachers, families and administrators are facing while outlining the progress they have made in reopening schools. Darling-Hammond outlined the impact that a public health crisis, […]

Safely, collaboratively opening schools in Larkspur-Corte Madera

By Jill Sellers and Brett Geithman Amid the swirl of politicized rhetoric around the return to site-based instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District began its journey back to in-person learning nearly simultaneous to our immediate roll out of distance learning in […]

Presidential race, education-related propositions still too close to call

After a long night counting votes, the election for president of the United States is left where experts predicted: in limbo while mail-in ballots are counted. Five states have still not been called — Alaska, Georgia,  Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. While the races for […]

New brief highlights do’s and don’ts of family engagement during pandemic

Open, regular communication and the development of routines will help families feel more prepared to handle extended COVID-19 school closures or the potential that districts must once again close their doors, according to a new brief from the EdResearch for Recovery Project. The report, “Engaging […]