Resources and questions to help LEAs improve access to mental health supports

A September brief by The Education Trust, “How Mental Health Supports Impact Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD),” lays out how local educational agencies can implement mental health supports at the local level. Schools are increasingly offering wraparound services and interventions to address students’ social-emotional […]

Staffing increased to support academic recovery in 2022–23 school year

An estimated 187,000 more adults provided high-intensity tutoring, mentoring, college and career advising or wraparound supports during the 2022–23 school year through the National Partnership for Student Success — a public-private partnership spearheading the White House tutoring initiative — according to a report from the […]

County Superintendents offers support for pre-K math instruction

With the expansion of Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) underway in schools and districts across the state, the California County Superintendents have released First Steps to Math Success: Guidance for Teaching Mathematics in Transitional Kindergarten, guidance that describes the components conditions necessary to support joyful, robust foundational […]

New survey finds majority of parents think book bans infringe upon their rights

Despite widespread attention on book bans in schools and libraries, a new survey shows the majority of families think such bans infringe on their right to make decisions about reading for their own children. Of 853 parents and guardians with children under 18 surveyed during […]

Boards of education are key in achieving universal participation in postsecondary financial aid

Submitted by the California Student Aid Commission California recently completed the first financial aid cycle since the launch of the All In for FAFSA/CA Dream Act campaign supporting California’s universal financial aid participation law. This state law requires local educational agencies, including charter schools, to […]

First cohort evaluation: 21st Century California School Leadership

The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) was established by Senate Bill 75 in 2019 as part of the Statewide System of Support (SSOS). The purpose of 21CSLA is to provide high-quality, equity-centered professional learning for school and district leaders in California. The initiative […]

Gen Z is optimistic about the future, but needs support to recognize their goals, survey shows

Struggles with mental health are having a measurable impact on Gen Z’s academic outcomes, according to participants of Gallup and the Walton Family Foundation’s Gen Z Panel, one of the largest and most comprehensive national research panels developed to track sentiment and behavior of this […]