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California has heavily invested in recruiting high-quality teachers; it can’t stop now
Now is the time to double down on the investments we’ve made since 2020 in shoring up our educator workforce and its pipeline.
March 20, 2023
ChatGPT will fundamentally change how we teach writing; that’s a good thing
Artificial Intelligence tools like ChatGPT pose a challenge to students and teachers, but also an opportunity to accelerate needed re-imagining of what we teach and why.
March 13, 2023
The privilege of staying home for college
Completing college while staying at home can provide just as many opportunities and rewards as going away to a distant campus.
March 13, 2023
The Legislature can — and should — pull the plug on ethnic studies
California’s ethnic studies graduation law can be suspended without further legislative action under the bill’s own terms, which state the requirement becomes operative “only upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature.”
March 8, 2023
We’re not doing enough to teach media literacy
The stakes are too high; media literacy should not be a niche topic for select schools.
March 7, 2023
A data-driven approach to tackling chronic absenteeism that any school can use
Schools can make a dent in chronic absenteeism rates if they go about it the right way.
March 1, 2023
How parents and educators can work together to build community
There are myriad ways in which schools can engage students and their communities by celebrating diverse cultures.
February 27, 2023
We need more community college bachelor's degrees to fuel our economy
Many community college students don't have the luxury of moving to attend a CSU or UC campus; enabling them to earn a bachelor's degree at their local college is a matter of equity.
February 22, 2023
We're making strong progress in Los Angeles Unified, but more work lies ahead
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Alberto Carvalho looks back on his first year leading the district.
February 21, 2023
Soon-to-expire federal funds offer rare opportunity to invest in innovative science programs
Schools have been slow in using the federal pandemic rescue funds, which expire in Sept. 2024. They should invest in giving students and teachers a boost in science instruction.
February 14, 2023
We need stronger accountability to fulfill the equity promise of California’s school funding system
Ten years into California's new Local Control Funding Formula, students are still not getting the resources and support promised by the law.
Guillermo Mayer and Christopher J. Nellum
February 13, 2023
Educators need to understand and embrace artificial intelligence writing tools
Bans will be futile as AI writing capabilities become widely available and integrated into word-processing programs. We must accept that AI tools are changing how writing is accomplished in every field and embrace that students need to learn to use them effectively.
Glenn M. Kleiman
February 6, 2023
If everyone works together, we can fix community college transfer process
We are counting on college leaders to deliver on the promise of a student-centered approach to transfer that eliminates racial disparities and puts students first.
February 5, 2023
Why are new laws shrinking our community colleges?
The unintended consequences of oversimplified solutions to complex problems are harming California's community colleges; we need foundational and systemic shifts to fundamentally improve student success.