Reading losses during the pandemic examined in new brief

Reading losses that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic are disproportionately affecting young Black and Hispanic students, according to a new research brief by K–12 curriculum and assessment company Amplify. “COVID-19 Means More Students Not Learning To Read” includes middle-of-school-year data from Amplify early literacy […]

School boards in action: Paradise USD president talks board, Camp Fire recovery, pandemic

This is the first portion of a two part update from Paradise Unified School District’s board president addressing the state of the board and its service area, the district’s response to the pandemic and the ongoing recovery from the Camp Fire.  Melissa Crick, president, Paradise […]

Newsom sets tentative reopening date; resources for ventilation upgrades discussed at CDE webinar

With hospitalizations on the decline and more than 20 million vaccine doses administered, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California’s next steps in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic on April 6. If vaccine supply is sufficient for all residents 16 and older who wish to be inoculated […]

Authorizing school districts reach repayment settlement in charter school fraud case

In May 2019, a Grand Jury in San Diego County indicted 11 individuals involved in the group A3 Education, which ran 19 charter schools across California. The indictment alleged a scheme to siphon state funds for charter schools to A3 and the criminal defendants. During […]

“High-dosage tutoring” drastically improves learning after COVID

As state and local educational agencies seek out impactful ways to address the learning loss many children experienced this past year as a result of the pandemic, researchers at the University of Chicago Education Lab report promising results from “high-dosage tutoring.” In a study of […]