Where might teacher housing work? Activating public school owned land in California for education workforce housing

By Sydney Maves While California’s deepening housing crisis continues to affect residents across the state, an overlooked sector of California’s workforce — teachers and other employees working in the public school system — are struggling to find affordable housing in the communities where they work […]

New study finds negligible effect of remote learning on students — until the data is disaggregated

A new study from Curriculum Associates found that remote instruction may not have affected student’s learning as much as previously reported, at least on average. Like previous research, this study found that almost all groups of students were negatively impacted by school closures during the […]

President Biden releases proposed budget for FY 2023

On Monday, March 28, President Biden released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, previewing the White House’s funding priorities, which includes an increase in federal education spending. While Congressional approval is required to make the proposed budget a reality, as proposed, the President’s plan […]

Studies examine effects of California’s push for computer science education

New studies of computer science education at California high schools found that a greater emphasis on computer science education did not produce the anticipated spillover effects, neither improving or harming students’ math or English language arts skills, according to school-level test scores. However, one trade-off […]

Schools play an important role in ACE screening for immigrant youth

On June 16, 2020, $14.3 million in ACEs Aware grants was awarded to 100 organizations across California to augment the work of the state’s ACEs Aware initiative. A Dec. 9, 2020 report, Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic […]

Tool measures how states are prioritizing social-emotional and academic development

A new tool developed by The Education Trust in collaboration with CASEL allows interested parties nationwide to view how their state is prioritizing students’ social-emotional and academic development (SEAD). The resource looks at what states have already done, and what they could potentially do, to […]

Education and advocacy leaders convene to discuss supports for immigrant youth and families

Californians Together hosted its annual Statewide Convening for the Support of Immigrant and Refugee Students virtually on Feb. 28 with leaders from school, professional and community organizations discussing resources and state-funded programs that address the needs of immigrant and refugee populations. Ruth Barajas, Californians Together […]

Struggling to live in the communities they serve: How housing affordability impacts school employees in California

By Shazia Manji The combination of stagnant incomes and California’s continually rising housing costs weighs heavily on public school employees across the state. Numerous recent headlines (see Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR, among others) highlight stories of teachers who are struggling to afford […]

Teacher Residency Program hitting goals; needs long-term financial support

The 2018–19 state budget included one-time funding of $75 million for the Teacher Residency Program intended to address teacher shortages, especially in the areas of special education and STEM, and for teachers who are bilingual. This program pairs local educational agencies with institutes of higher […]

Study looks at impacts of gendered racist stereotypes on Black teen girls

Schools can play a major role in promoting the positive identity development of Black teenage girls and supporting the questioning of negative messages they’re exposed to, according to a new research article from Yale’s School of Public Health and its School of Medicine. Feeling Invisible […]