70 years after Brown v. Board of Education and desegregation in California

Even though the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education lives on in many school districts across the country, certain social and legal trends now pose an even greater threat to it. As we mark the 70th anniversary, it’s important to reflect on California’s role in school desegregation and the ongoing educational opportunities it offers to many students.

Researchers provide recommendations to harness the benefits of gentrification, mitigate the challenges

Gentrification is controversial and often associated with the displacement of low-income residents of color, cultural shifts in a neighborhood and other negative outcomes, but it can also bring new resources into communities that have experienced historic disinvestment, offering greater access to well-resourced public amenities such […]

Webinar on supporting newcomer youth provides local and national perspectives and resources

Welcoming and engaging environments are critical in ensuring newcomers and their families thrive in and out of the classroom, and schools play a vital role in providing trauma-informed care and social-emotional developmental practices, according to experts. A March 13 webinar hosted by the U.S. Department […]

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.  […]

Federal edtech plan serves as a call to action for closing digital divides

The U.S. Department of Education recently published its 2024 National Educational Technology Plan, A Call to Action for Closing the Digital Access, Design and Use Divides.. The plan, which was first released in 1994 and most recently updated in 2016, frames the three divides the […]

LEAs are working together to better support African American youth

The African American Student Success Network — a collaborative effort between the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) — initiated a professional learning network in 2017 to address disparities faced by African American students […]