Survey of college and career prep shows gaps persist along poverty lines, school size

A majority of public high schools say they do a “good,” “very good” or “excellent” job preparing students for college (77 percent) and the workforce (86 percent), according to data released March 19 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the statistical center within […]

New briefs detail best and worst practices in serving English learners and immigrant-origin students

Two recently updated briefs from Results for America and the Annenberg Institute at Brown University highlight proven practices local educational agencies can use to engage English learners and immigrant-origin students — a term that encompasses both the first- and second-generation youth — to help them […]

California accounted for majority of 2022–23 pre-K funding increases nationwide

California now ranks 16th in the nation for preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds and 15th for 3-year-olds across both the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and transitional kindergarten (TK), according to a report released April 18 by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). While […]

IQC discusses plans for future framework and instructional materials adoption projects

Media literacy resources and Model School Library Standards as they relate to curriculum framework revisions were among the topics discussed at the May 16 Instructional Quality Commission meeting. Commissioners also received an update on California Arts Education Framework implementation and information on the California Department […]

70 years after Brown v. Board of Education and desegregation in California

Even though the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education lives on in many school districts across the country, certain social and legal trends now pose an even greater threat to it. As we mark the 70th anniversary, it’s important to reflect on California’s role in school desegregation and the ongoing educational opportunities it offers to many students.

May Revise webinar breaks down budget proposals and their implications for LEAs

Experts from the California School Boards Association, Children Now and the education law firm Dannis Woliver Kelley dissected the Governor’s May Revision budget proposals during a May 15 webinar, “May Revise: Prop 98 under siege.”  As expected, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to double down on […]

Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Network offers support, community to Bay Area educators

Launched in 2022–23 to provide Bay Area educators professional development opportunities in a space that fosters inclusion and belonging, the Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Network at Berkeley School of Education provides a supportive environment for those in the field while also addressing pandemic-related challenges and a national surge in anti-Asian hate.