County offices of education are succeeding in expanding access to environmental learning

As the impacts of climate change continue to impact school communities, the physical health of children and their quality of life, it is critical that county offices of education take steps to promote education in environmental literacy, resiliency and sustainability, according to a report from […]

Registration open for the California Student Mock Election

As California emerges from the primary election and prepares for the general election in November, Secretary of State Shirley Weber and the California Department of Education are encouraging schools to get students involved and excited about civic engagement through partnering to host a 2022 California […]

Addressing the needs of students living in deep poverty

With more than 5 million children living in deep poverty across America, the Learning Policy Institute’s recent report “Building School Communities for Students Living in Deep Poverty” highlights three strategies to help schools address these students’ learning and social-emotional needs. The federal government establishes poverty […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing continues progress on PK-3 Early Childhood Education Credential

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing held a packed three-day meeting June 15–17 in which it “endorsed” key aspects in the development of the PK-3 Early Childhood Specialist Credential. The commission also received updates on the implementation of Senate Bill 488, the legislation directing the […]

CCEE staff gives updates on new structure and direct technical assistance for districts

The June 16 governing board meeting of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence included updates on the agency’s three centers as well as on direct technical assistance being offered to school districts. Transformative Systems for Equitable Educational Outcomes Center This center aims to partner with […]

Report makes recommendations on supporting California’s underserved students in pursuing college

The Campaign for College Opportunity’s May report “The State of Higher Education for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Californians” recommends ways that the K-12 system can help ensure students receive a strong educational foundation and have proper access to college. California is home […]

After-school provider survey shows strong growth in programs from last year

The Afterschool Alliance released its Summer 2022 Outlook From Program Providers this month, which gives a glimpse of summer program trends and challenges. Part of its Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19 series, which has periodically checked in with providers throughout the pandemic, this seventh […]

Attorney General opinion clarifies closed session attendance under the Brown Act

On May 26, 2022, the Attorney General issued an opinion finding that individual legislative staffers of city councilmembers generally may not attend closed sessions of city councils and may not receive confidential information from those closed sessions. (Opinion No. 21-1102 (2022); 2022 WL 1814322.) While […]