Rural Math Collaborative: Providing tailored programs and strategies to boost math achievement

Since the adoption of California’s new Mathematics Framework, the Rural Math Collaborative (RMC) has made significant strides in its efforts to improve math education in small, rural local educational agencies. Led by Lake County and Butte County in partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational […]

Survey finds majority of parents support mental health services in schools

A new survey from Action for Healthy Kids asked parents and caregivers from across the country what worries them most about their children’s health and what would resolve those concerns. According to its results, parents worry most about  their child’s time spent on electronics, their […]

New guidance and checklist aims to support LEAs in vetting edtech and AI tools

On April 24, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a checklist and accompanying policy brief to provide local educational agencies clarity and guidance as they vet generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools for compliance with student privacy laws. Despite the speed at which technology develops […]

Legislature passes budget; Governor yet to agree

On June 13, the State Legislature sent its budget to the Governor for his consideration. The main budget bill, Assembly Bill 107 reflects the priorities of the Legislature in response to the Governor’s budget proposals. This will not be the final version of the budget since the Governor has yet to agree to all of the elements included in the budget bill. As such, negotiations between the Legislature and the Governor will continue.

California initiative to combat toxic stress makes significant strides in first four years, study shows

Since the ACEs Aware initiative was launched in 2019, more than 2.3 million ACE screens have been conducted of more than 1.5 million Medi-Cal members, according to a report released May 10 by the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN) and the California Department […]

Barriers remain to diversify California’s teacher workforce

Despite efforts over the years to recruit an educator workforce as racially and ethnically diverse as the students served throughout California, systemic barriers to diversifying the teacher workforce are hindering progress, according to new research from the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) […]