All articles by EdSource Commentaries
One of the best ways to help students improve their academic performance is to nourish their bodies as well as their minds.
May 10, 2021
We must ensure every child, regardless of apparent interest, has access to a high-quality curriculum, advising, mentoring and data that help them make informed decisions about their futures and to apply, enroll and matriculate to a college or university.
May 6, 2021
Listening to families and cultivating community ties is key to reconnecting as students and teachers return to school after the pandemic.
May 3, 2021
Educators and policymakers alike must listen to students to understand what they need to heal and recover from the traumas of the past year.
April 28, 2021
In the absence of effective oversight, too many districts' local control and accountability plans, or LCAPs, focus more on compliance with the letter of the law than on improving outcomes for their students.
April 26, 2021
We need to find a better way to measure subject-matter knowledge in teacher candidates.
April 22, 2021
Universal high-quality preschool for three- and four-year-olds is a proven way to reduce the opportunity gap, lift families out of poverty, and stimulate the local economy.
April 20, 2021
Influx of funding in response to the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to reimagine cradle-to-career education in the San Joaquin Valley.
April 16, 2021
Gun control alone isn't enough. Social and emotional programs are needed to help address the root causes of violence.
April 12, 2021
Colleges and universities that serve large numbers of low-income students need to accommodate the varied lives of our students, and that requires truly understanding the demands and structures of their lives.
March 29, 2021
Whenever and however schools open for in-person instruction — during and after the pandemic — we cannot go back to business as usual.
March 1, 2021
Online platform can help teachers spot and respond to students who are struggling.
February 17, 2021
Policymakers must leverage existing expertise, infrastructure and research when using additional funds for expanded learning.