Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palo Alto Unified school districts are showing how to improve early literacy, and the state should follow their example.
California's school year will begin with fewer Covid protocols, universal transitional kindergarten, more afterschool programs and community schools, and later start times for older students.
Community schools provide many services for kids and families - health care, mental health therapy, housing assistance, and more.
School boards shouldn’t be political stepping stones for higher office. Parents must stay engaged to ensure their schools are run well.
California school districts are developing "graduate profiles" that help focus teaching and learning on ensuring students can think critically and creatively, collaborate with others, tackle real problems and contribute to society.
Elected officials and advocates for allowing noncitizen parents to vote in the San Francisco school board recall say it’s important because many of the district’s parents are not citizens.
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
California school districts are offering robust summer school programs with an emphasis on fun to help reconnect students to their schools.
California school districts have plenty of money for robust summer school programs this year, but teachers may just be too tired to sign up.
The pandemic heightens regular challenges superintendents face during normal times and adds to tensions with school boards and teachers.
School board President Gabriela López said she wants “to provide more opportunities for community input.”
Supt. Vincent Matthews, in EdSource’s podcast, says city attorney in San Francisco should have given him a heads-up before filing suit against the district.
San Francisco Supt. Vincent Matthews fires back at a city lawsuit to reopen schools; CTA's E. Toby Boyd insists vaccinations are critical for a safe return.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
More than 1,200 public and private K-12 schools have announced closures or moved to online learning due to concerns about coronavirus.