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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.
April 9, 2023
As enrollments decline, state leaders should help districts mitigate school closure pressures
Falling enrollment combined with a slowing economy will force school districts to make difficult financial decisions. State and regional leaders must lean in to ensure that if school closures are on the table, districts mitigate their adverse impact.
Carrie Hahnel and Francis A. Pearman
April 6, 2023
The clock is ticking on community schools
All schools should be community schools. Districts must act proactively to ensure the long-term sustainability of their programs once the initial state investment in community schools runs out.
April 4, 2023
We must act with urgency to stop the spread of RSV
Biden administration urged to expedite approval of immunization against RSV.
Tanya Ortiz Franklin
March 31, 2023
When K-12 leaders or teachers make mistakes, who takes note?
When educators misinterpret assessment data, it can affect the support students receive or the classes in which they are placed, resulting in significant, even lifelong consequences for the student.
March 29, 2023
Our newcomer students deserve better
A teacher with a specialized credential to help California's latest English learners faces the truth: Her training falls far short, and the state must do more.
Jenna Hewitt King
March 28, 2023
Avoiding college 'party culture' makes me feel safe and grounded
My college friends and I hang out together at home when so many students choose to go out partying, perhaps developing deeper emotional connections than we might otherwise.
March 27, 2023
Want to connect with students? Keep up with the latest trends
Taking time to keep up with trends can help you connect with your students and even your own children.
March 24, 2023
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
How are Christians received at a California public university?
Student balances keeping true to her faith in an environment where religion is seen differently by many of her peers.
March 3, 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.