July 2, 2019
As California seeks to add more computer science courses, teachers are answering the call
A new Computer Science Hub launching this summer aims to help prepare teachers around the state to lead computer science classes.
June 25, 2019
California finally to move ahead with 'cradle to career' data system
With Gavin Newsom embracing what Jerry Brown opposed, the Legislature sets the timetable and steps for creating a longitudinal education data system to help shape better education programs and policies.
John Fensterwald And Louis Freedberg
April 9, 2019
California students learn to code to prepare for tomorrow's jobs
Thousands of students at 260 schools in low-income California communities are learning computer coding after school in the Kids Code program. A school’s eligibility for the grant was based on the number of students receiving free and reduced-priced lunch, used as an indicator of community poverty.
March 10, 2019
Grades must reflect mastery, not just effort
More attention, training needed to solve the problem of misleading grades, author says.
January 30, 2019
California schools help unaccompanied immigrant students combat trauma, language barriers
Unaccompanied immigrant students face a daunting set of obstacles to finish high school. Many students have survived severe trauma in their home countries or missed years of school.
December 6, 2018
When $500 million career pathways’ grants ran dry, so did regional collaboration
The California Career Pathways Trust funded alliances among school districts, businesses and colleges that established hundreds of new career pathway programs, but regional commitments were hard to sustain, a study found.
October 24, 2018
California colleges get funding to expand services to undocumented college students
The grants will provide legal aid, mental health services, and career support to undocumented students and their families.
October 10, 2018
Millions of Californians who started college could use help to finish it
Adults who start college but never finish face financial aid and scheduling roadblocks in returning, a new report explains. Without diplomas, their earnings and opportunities are less.
October 9, 2018
Walmart backs courses for retail workers at California's new online community college
The money will go toward developing courses for workers to advance to supervisors in the retail and service industries.
September 13, 2018
California embraces computer science in its schools
California State Board of Education adopted California’s first ever model K-12 computer science standards last week.
September 6, 2018
California to add chronic absenteeism, career/college indicators to education 'dashboard'
The State Board of Education has no answer to a basic question: Should the state measure readiness for 'college and careers' or 'college or careers'?
August 14, 2018
Community colleges try new ‘pathway’ to student success
California colleges are pursuing a bold effort to improve graduation and transfer. Could its ambition be a stumbling block to success?
June 9, 2018
Legislative leaders in Sacramento strike deal with Gov. Brown on education funding in his last budget
The compromise deal would create a new online community college, raise funding for the UC and CSU, and reform how community colleges are funded. The deal also adds $400 million to LCFF.
Mikhail Zinshteyn And Larry Gordon
June 6, 2018
Good news for C students and English majors – tech jobs are for you, too, study says
Too many students think 'STEM is only for the smartest of the smart,' while millions of jobs go unfilled.