Financial literacy is key for students transitioning into adulthood

April is Financial Literacy Month — the perfect time to revisit Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy’s 2023 national report card on high school financial literacy. Released in December, the report details the state of financial literacy education nationwide, providing recommendations for expanding access, the […]

Preparing students with disabilities for the workforce 

San Joaquin County Office of Education has long prepared students with disabilities for jobs that would allow them to lead more independent lives upon graduation, and by overcoming recent obstacles including the COVID-19 pandemic, county officials have developed additional programming that has further benefited students.  […]

Report looks at how school structures impact math education

Data from the RAND American Mathematics Educator Study on three factors that may impact K-8 students’ math education, are covered in the report Elementary and Middle School Opportunity Structures That Factor into Students’ Math Learning: Findings from the American Mathematics Educator Study, released by the […]

Education leaders discuss troubling international test results; look to other systems for answers

Released in December, the 2022 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores plummeted overall. The 2022 exam showed an unprecedented drop in math scores from 2018 to 2022, which is three times worse than any other year. Around 690,000 students took the PISA in 2022, […]

Improving TK programming will require better data

As California continues its push to expand access to transitional kindergarten, ensuring high-quality TK programming will require better data on early education, according to researchers at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). In January, PACE released a report identifying four promising practices observed during the […]

Innovative literacy programs in Oakland USD proving successful

A duo of recent reports from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) detail a movement of community involvement taking place in Oakland’s education system that is improving literacy rates. Communities in the driver’s seat: Intensive training, deep investment power parent-led literacy programs in Oakland […]

Webinar details how addressing school climate can reduce chronic absence rates

As schools across the country continue to deal with high rates of chronic absenteeism, the U.S. Department of Education hosted a webinar on Dec. 13 exploring the connection between chronic absenteeism and school climate. Discussion covered common reasons why students disengage from school, as well […]

U.S. scores drop in international assessment but rankings rise

Around 690,000 students took the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment in math, reading and science in 2022, representing about 29 million 15-year-olds from schools in 81 participating countries. Created in 2000, the PISA aims to test the knowledge and skills of students using […]