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 […]

Community schools can improve relationships and reduce achievement gaps, research shows

The U.S. Department of Education and the Learning Policy Institute on May 26 hosted a webinar, “Community Schools: An Evidence-based Whole Child Approach to Education,” with practitioners and researchers taking an in-depth look at how community schools can transform student learning and outcomes. Department of […]

U.S. Department of Education encouraging more pathways to success for high schoolers

Helping high school students earn college credits, receive personalized career and college counseling, engage in work-based learning and achieve industry credentials is of growing interest to education leaders as well as employers. A June 1 webinar, “Growing Pathways to Success: Reimagining Career & College Opportunities,” […]

CSBA Climate Change Task Force releases report on addressing climate change

Social-emotional trauma and disruptions to their educational experiences due to extreme weather events such as wildfires, floods and drought have hindered the academic achievement of a multitude of K-12 students in California over the last few years.  Beyond that, the physical damages to facilities suffered […]

School funding report cites pension costs, declining enrollment and more as pressing challenges

Several years of sustained spending increases improved student outcomes, but cost pressures in schools affect the efficiency of funding, according to new research from the Public Policy Institute of California. “Understanding the Effects of School Funding” highlights how test scores, graduation rates, college attendance and […]