School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Linda Salomon Saldana, Downey USD

Linda Salomon Saldana, trustee, Downey Unified School District What did your district do to foster learning recovery and educational advancements during the 2021–22 school year? What do you have planned for the 2022–23 school year to continue this progress? We realized our 22,000 students needed […]

School counselor recruitment efforts now underway

The California Department of Education is kickstarting efforts to recruit 10,000 new school-based mental health clinicians, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced during an Aug. 4 press conference. The latest state budget provides for new and expanded grant opportunities for aspiring mental health […]

Panel discusses resources needed for state’s math framework

“A well-written framework is but one component to raising math achievement,” said EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald during July 28 webinar by the organization on California’s math framework. Good teachers who foster positive mindsets, well-written materials that engage all learners and equal access to courses that […]

Public reporting of attendance crucial to COVID recovery, report finds

States across the country are making progress in tracking and publicly reporting attendance data, but more is needed to ensure students are getting to class every day to take advantage of learning recovery efforts, according to a new report from Attendance Works. The report, Monitoring […]

GAO reports detail array of issues related to COVID, segregation, restraint and seclusion

In a series of audits and letters published in recent weeks, the Government Accountability Office has called attention to concerns over the impacts of COVID-related learning loss and trauma, restraint and seclusion rates, and persistent segregation in schools along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. The […]

National study of juvenile justice education programs finds need for alignment, improvement

A June 2022 report evaluating juvenile justice education programs in the U.S. found that, with rare exceptions, fragmented implementation and accountability measures virtually guarantee that incarcerated students do not receive a high-quality education. In Double Punished: Locked Out of Opportunity, Bellwether Education Partners reviewed juvenile […]