State Board approves student assessment report revisions, community schools framework

In a packed one-day meeting on Jan. 12, the State Board of Education approved several revisions to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California student score reports, as well as a California Community Schools Partnership Program Framework, […]

New guidance offers tips for virtual learning policy

Virtual learning wasn’t created to accommodate students during pandemic-related school closures, but with more students enrolled than ever before in virtual programs — and districts throughout the country considering making them a permanent option — it is critical that policymakers develop virtual school frameworks that […]

Student leaders demand to be heard at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference

Following a rousing performance by Alhambra Unified School District’s Mark Keppel High School all-male hip hop dance crew, as well as an address from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, who spoke about ongoing literacy efforts and the integration of programs and strategies to […]

Child Tax Credit payments largely used on necessities, including education costs

About 40 percent of low-income families nationwide reported using expanded Child Tax Credit payments on education-related expenses including after-school programs, tutoring services, transportation to school, tuition, books and other supplies, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Over 90 percent of families with […]

The benefits of police on campus must be weighed against drawbacks, report finds

The presence of police on school grounds helps with general safety by decreasing unarmed violent offenses like fights, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Albany and RAND Corporation, published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. However, that appears to […]