Forty-year-old program continues boosting college-going rates

National Hispanic Heritage Month presents an opportunity for local educational agencies to evaluate how they engage Hispanic and Latino students and families and, as a result, improve graduation rates and college enrollment Since its inception at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California, in 1981, the […]

Panel discusses resources needed for state’s math framework

“A well-written framework is but one component to raising math achievement,” said EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald during July 28 webinar by the organization on California’s math framework. Good teachers who foster positive mindsets, well-written materials that engage all learners and equal access to courses that […]

U.S. Department of Education encouraging more pathways to success for high schoolers

Helping high school students earn college credits, receive personalized career and college counseling, engage in work-based learning and achieve industry credentials is of growing interest to education leaders as well as employers. A June 1 webinar, “Growing Pathways to Success: Reimagining Career & College Opportunities,” […]

Districts makes strides in bettering student outcomes through continuous improvement

Two California school districts in the process of shifting district structures, policies and culture are beginning to see a measurable effect on student outcomes, according to a recent report from the Policy Analysis for California Education. Led by California Education Partners (referred to in the […]

Experts say lack of screenings during pandemic left children with undiagnosed disabilities

With schools throughout the country back to in-person learning, the lack of screening to diagnose and provide supports for students with disabilities has become acutely apparent, according to an April 5 panel discussion hosted by Easterseals, a nonprofit that advocates for equity, inclusion and access […]

New study finds negligible effect of remote learning on students — until the data is disaggregated

A new study from Curriculum Associates found that remote instruction may not have affected student’s learning as much as previously reported, at least on average. Like previous research, this study found that almost all groups of students were negatively impacted by school closures during the […]

Studies examine effects of California’s push for computer science education

New studies of computer science education at California high schools found that a greater emphasis on computer science education did not produce the anticipated spillover effects, neither improving or harming students’ math or English language arts skills, according to school-level test scores. However, one trade-off […]

Education and advocacy leaders convene to discuss supports for immigrant youth and families

Californians Together hosted its annual Statewide Convening for the Support of Immigrant and Refugee Students virtually on Feb. 28 with leaders from school, professional and community organizations discussing resources and state-funded programs that address the needs of immigrant and refugee populations. Ruth Barajas, Californians Together […]

LAO reports college and career budget proposals need more detail

The Legislative Analyst’s Office on Feb. 23 released an assessment of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed $2 billion in funding across three programs to increase college and career readiness among high school students. The Governor’s proposals include $1.5 billion to create a new competitive Golden State […]