State Board moves ahead on English learner identification, Dashboard changes and more

The State Board of Education (SBE) took action on several crucial items during the first day of its July 10–11 meeting related to a new science metric for the California School Dashboard, eligibility criteria for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) support determinations, assessment alternatives to […]

Study finds incorporating edtech and high-dosage tutoring helps cut costs, maintains quality

Blending high-dosage tutoring time with high-quality educational technology can reduce costs by one-third and halve the number of tutors needed without compromising effectiveness on student learning, according to a working paper released June 3 by the University of Chicago Education (UCE) Lab. When 4,000 students […]

U.S. Surgeon General declares firearm violence a public health crisis

For the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued an advisory declaring firearm violence a public health crisis. The advisory outlines the urgent threat firearm violence poses to the health and well-being of Americans. The Surgeon General’s advisory lays […]

Cybersecurity is still a top concern for edtech leaders, survey finds

The Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) recent report, 2024 State of Edtech District Leadership, covers survey results from industry professionals on topics including education technology (edtech) priorities and challenges, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, student well-being, digital equity, staffing and more.

Despite benefits high school interns bring businesses, barriers remain to expanding opportunities

A majority of employers say high school interns strengthen their industry pipeline as a whole, but challenges remain in managing a high school internship program, according to a recent survey of 500 employers representing small, midsize and large businesses. The report, Building Bridges Between Education […]

Legislature reaches agreement on statewide school facilities bond; Governor yet to endorse

After months of negotiations, it was announced on June 30 that the State Assembly and Senate reached an agreement on a statewide school facilities bond. Assembly Bill 247, titled the Kindergarten through Grade 12 Schools and Local Community College Public Education Facilities Modernization, Repair, and Safety […]