California will spend billions now and in coming years on young children, student mental health, community schools and the teacher shortage.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
A growing teacher shortage could make it difficult to reopen school campuses, which are required to have smaller class sizes.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that funding for expanded school year will be in his January budget, but provides no details.
When children have access to quality care and learning, parents also have the ability to seek more education, participate in the workforce, earn more and invest more in their children.
President of State Board of Education says taking on top job in Washington would undermine ability to achieve education goals in California.
Resources and funding can help districts provide more support for students during these challenging times.
State leaders struggle to pinpoint how many students remain unconnected, and fear widening inequality as distance learning continues.
California teachers searched the Internet and signed up for online workshops from outside organizations when their districts didn’t offer all the training they needed to prepare them to return to distance learning instruction this fall.
Allen has been a civil rights lawyer and deputy education policy director. He’ll juggle two jobs serving both Newsom and the state board.
Forthcoming guidance permitting limited openings will apply to districts in counties on the coronavirus watch list, where schools are shut down.
As districts disband or reform their police units, policymakers consider how to improve campus safety statewide.
Parents and student advocacy groups are demanding better remote instruction than what many children, especially in low-income schools, have received.
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
President of State Board of Education in California says that schools won't reopen until state meets a complex set of requirements spelled out by Gov. Newsom to ensure student and adult safety.