Toolkit available to assess and plan for local literacy needs

The California Department of Education is partnering with California Educators Together to provide the Local Literacy Planning Toolkit, a set of resources designed to align the work of local educational agencies at the county, district and school levels with the California Comprehensive State Literacy Plan […]

California Senate hearing discusses youth mental health as students return to schools

In an Aug. 18 informational hearing, the Senate Education Committee heard from state and local education leaders and advocates about the importance of centering mental wellness and social-emotional learning as students return to the classroom for the 2021–22 school year and a need to connect […]

Ninth Circuit upholds closure of public schools during pandemic, but finds state infringed on rights of private school students

On July 23, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge to California’s decision to close public schools to in-person instruction and provide online distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the court reversed the lower court’s decision toward private […]

Now is the time to seriously invest in computer science education

By Julie Flapan and Allison Scott, co-directors, CSforCA Our culture’s reliance on computers has never been stronger — whether we are working from home, schooling from home, shopping from home or socializing from our home — the pandemic has demonstrated technology’s increasing presence in our […]

Butte County Office of Education makes inroads on diverse teacher pipelines

The Butte County Office of Education has a long history of managing and implementing teacher pipeline programs that support rural and underserved populations, particularly migrant students. Since 1967, Butte COE has managed the statewide Mini Corps program, which brings together college students with rural migrant […]