We must continue to invest in understanding how students are doing as they return to school after the pandemic.
Were voters "grading on a curve" in recognition of hard work amid a pandemic? Polling also found growing tensions on race and politics.
Better training for teachers and improved screening of children are among the report’s recommendations.
Annual PACE/USC Rossier poll also finds support for increasing teacher pay, requiring ethnic studies and taking action to prevent gun violence.
An increase in mandated costs has frustrated voters in Marin County, where passing school parcel taxes had been a safe bet until 2016.
California districts should use insights from surveys of students' habits of mind but not rate schools by the results, a PACE research project concludes.
School officials are increasingly focused on students’ social and emotional learning.
Voters polled view early childhood programs as important but don't rank them as top priorities and are lukewarm about spending more for them.
Depending how the question is framed, they also favor rating schools on multiple factors, not issuing a single grade.
Results of other surveys indicate that wording of the questions matters.
Michael Kirst is President of the California State Board of Education and Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University.
A new analysis says federal system would discount California's school climate, college and career indicators.
Often overlooked, these out-of-school programs can play a key role in providing the kinds of relationships, supports and opportunities that are essential to social-emotional learning.
Reducing the subgroup size gives a more complete picture of performance, a new study finds.