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A club for us: Finding belonging as a mixed-race student in college
At Cal Poly SLO, I found that a space for multiracial students was missing. So I co-founded the campus' first and only club for the mixed-race community.
May 8, 2023
Improving access to computer science can help students catch up after the pandemic
In our increasingly digital world, computer science is a necessary building block that enables students to develop foundational skills that apply across subjects, from computational thinking and interdisciplinary problem-solving, to collaboration and digital citizenship.
May 3, 2023
Navigating college presents special challenges for Dreamers
Undocumented students confront issues their peers needn't consider -- including whether they could legally get a job in their preferred field if they pursue certain degrees, like law enforcement.
May 2, 2023
Don't leave students with disabilities out of California's massive community schools investment
The needs of students with disabilities were not specifically considered in California's massive $4.1 billion allocation for a grant program to support the planning and implementation of community schools. These needs must not be ignored.
Hayin Kimner and Kristin Wright
May 1, 2023
Gov. Newsom's love letter to librarians
California's governor pays tribute to librarians and the impact they have on students and communities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom
April 28, 2023
California needs better support for students and teachers of color
Just one experience of being isolated is enough for me to contemplate leaving the classroom. We need to do more to ensure teachers of color are coming into and staying in the classroom.
April 26, 2023
The college experience: Navigating through new and old friendships
Going to university opens students' eyes to a broader view of who might be a friend.
April 25, 2023
It's time to stop stalling action on the state math framework
The debates over math instruction have been mired in misinformation and marred by melodrama — moving the conversation further and further away from the students and educators who so clearly need updated, improved instructional strategies for math.
Rachel Ruffalo and Martha Hernandez
April 24, 2023
California needs to do much more to support its advanced learners
The academic needs of gifted children should be as much a priority as those of any other child. Yet California does not identify gifted children in the critical early grades, let alone require programming for them.
April 18, 2023
Disparities in 'unexcused' absences deepen education inequities
Many school absences labeled 'unexcused' are for reasons not in the student's or family's control — yet they can have serious consequences for students. We can do better.
Hedy Chang, Clea McNeely and Kevin Gee
April 18, 2023
Don't wait for the state; districts can make reading a priority
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palo Alto Unified school districts are showing how to improve early literacy, and the state should follow their example.
April 16, 2023
How our schools can address California’s youth mental health crisis — now
California's new investments in the long-term mental health of our children are laudable, but students need help today.
April 13, 2023
Why California schools shouldn’t keep secrets from parents
It is imperative that parents are alerted about any signs that their child is struggling. Schools have neither the expertise nor the mandate to manage dangerous mental health situations.
April 12, 2023
Schools should partner with family farms to provide nutrition and education
We need more opportunities for family farms and schools to engage children with fresh, nutritious California-grown school meals.
Adleit Asi and Alba Landaverde
April 11, 2023
Let’s move past the acrimony and create a mathematics framework that works for all students
We must create a framework for math instruction in California that can provide all students, in their rich diversity, an opportunity to learn and excel in math.