CDE prepares stakeholders for long-awaited growth model release

The California Department of Education on Sept. 22 will release the initial set of historical student growth data on student achievement for English language arts and math on its Growth Model webpage, officials announced in a Sept. 13 webinar. The “residual gain” model calculates differences […]

CSBA webinar covers ways to keep students safe on campus amid pandemic

CSBA recently hosted a webinar focused on keeping students safe as they return to campuses using layered mitigation methods like regular testing for COVID-19 and effective air filtration. The Aug. 19 event featured presenters from CSBA partner Maclean Health as well as AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, […]

Keep classrooms open with free COVID testing program

The California Department of Public Health, through a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, is providing a free, fully staffed COVID-19 pooled testing program to all K-12 public schools in the state.   With the delta variant causing case numbers to rise, this tool to safeguard staff and students as they return to full, in-person […]

National civics education framework aims to engage a diverse student population

Educating for American Democracy recently launched “The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy,” a cross-ideological framework developed by a large coalition of experts to enhance K-12 civics and history education to reflect the country’s diverse student population. Funded with $1.1 million from the National Endowment […]