State education leaders put their support behind Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to pay for literacy coaches and specialists at schools with low reading scores.
Nearly $30 million is already allocated or proposed for dyslexia research and screening for young California students in an effort advocates say is long overdue.
Districts can soon apply for funding to transform schools by expanding services for the "whole child" and extensively involving parents.
California's graduation rate held steady last school year, despite Zoom schooling. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
The history of pandemics illustrates the importance of continued vigilance.
The surest path to safe and full in-person instruction throughout the school year is a strong emphasis on these reliable prevention measures: vaccines, masks, testing, tracing, and ventilation.
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.
Linda Darling-Hammond, who led President Biden's transition team on education, and Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, detail Biden's immediate and post-pandemic plans for schools and colleges.
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.