Report details how one county’s juvenile justice program effectively engages students

Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Road to Success Academies (RTSA), a comprehensive educational model for juvenile court schools that serve young people detained for extended periods of time, is successfully reigniting student engagement, according to a new study. Centering Care and Engagement: Understanding Implementation […]

New report details how to decrease hesitancy in school threat reporting

Building trust, transparency and awareness that reports are taken seriously are among the steps local educational agencies must take to boost the rate at which threats to school safety are reported, according to new research from the U.S. Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. Supporting Individual […]

County offices play a vital role in supporting community schools

With California forging ahead in the establishment and expansion of community schools statewide, county offices of education are poised to play a major role in the support of local educational agencies making these challenging but crucial shifts. Included in the state’s California Community Schools Partnership […]

Addressing the needs of students living in deep poverty

With more than 5 million children living in deep poverty across America, the Learning Policy Institute’s recent report “Building School Communities for Students Living in Deep Poverty” highlights three strategies to help schools address these students’ learning and social-emotional needs. The federal government establishes poverty […]

Policy brief lays out resources for rural schools in wake of COVID, wildfire disruptions

The digital divide, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, lack of community health supports, school staffing shortages and increasingly frequent and destructive wildfires are some of the most prevalent challenges facing rural school districts in California. The policy brief “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: How New Funds […]

CDE task force, youth panel webinar aim to support Black students

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Efforts to support Black students and community members shouldn’t be exclusive to the month of February. Recognizing the systemic and institutional racism that has impacted the education and lives of Black […]

Latino student participation, success in college can be improved with supports

While Latino students make up 55 percent of K-12 students in California, only 43 percent of public higher education students in the state are Latino, according to “2021 State of Higher Education for Latinx Californians,” a report from the Campaign for College Opportunity.   Ensuring that Latino students, California’s largest ethnic group, have equitable educational […]

CDE continues conversation on mental health investments

Following September’s “Investing in Mental Health” webinar, the California Department of Education hosted a second meeting to continue discussing ways to support students, school staff and families amid disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oct. 28 event included representatives from the California Department of […]