California recognized for effective measurement of college and career readiness

In a March 2023 report, All4Ed found that since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, the majority of states have incorporated college and career readiness indicators into their school accountability systems. The report, Undermeasuring: College and Career Readiness Indicators May Not […]

2020–21 Civil Rights Data Collection shows persistent opportunity and access gaps for underrepresented students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on Nov. 15 released new civil rights data from the 2020–21 school year, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) since the 2017–18 school year. Accompanying the data are […]

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 […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing evaluates its assessments

The Oct. 12-13 meeting of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) primarily focused on the state’s teaching performance assessments (TPAs), with commission staff presenting an analysis of TPA passing scores between 2018–23. While just an information item, the robust discussion between commissioners and a […]

Free violence prevention trainings available through Project Cal-STOP

Project Cal-STOP is a violence prevention and mental health training program for students and staff in California schools. Launched by the California Department of Education in 2019 with funding from the STOP (Student, Teachers and Officers Preventing) School Violence grants from the U.S. Department of […]

Judge denies dismissal of case involving teachers’ objection to student privacy rights

On Sept. 14, 2023, Judge Roger Benitez of the United States District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order granting two teachers’ motion for preliminary injunction and denying the motions of the Escondido Union School District, the members of the California State […]