We need your insights! In a state as vast and diverse as California, we depend on parents, educators, students, administrators, policymakers and community members like you to help us understand what's working at your schools, colleges and early child care centers — and what must be improved.
To help preschoolers who are learning to speak in more than one language, one California school district is focusing on parent engagement through in-person interviews that are boosting parent participation in class activities.
New state funds, available through The Bilingual Teacher Professional Development grants, are helping more school districts and county offices of education to increase the number of bilingual teachers in the state.
A new state law clarifies that parents enrolled in English as a second language or GED classes can state that as a qualifying reason for state subsidized child care. Previously, some families were deemed ineligible.