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Taking a year off of work is a barrier for potential teachers, especially teachers of color, wanting to enter the teaching profession.
To open schools, Oakland Unified Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell argues that school staff be included in Phase 1b of vaccine distribution.
California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care is a template for a better life, not only for our youngest children, but for women as well.
Schools need a comprehensive statewide dashboard like the one used to track student achievement so administrators and teachers can understand the relative risks and make informed decisions.
Tighter budgets have created greater competition for finite resources. As a result, we have seen funding for quality afterschool programming fall behind.
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.
Education is a sector of our economy that can and should reopen safely with restrictions.
Knowing how to write effectively is a necessary skill for a student’s success.
It is time to focus on building a foundation of trust and civil discourse.
The classroom shouldn’t be isolated from what happens in the real world; it should be an extension of students’ lives.
Skills and knowledge matter, but workers must be able to apply them to solve problems in rapidly shifting work environments.
When the delivery of high-quality instruction depends on reliable, high-speed broadband connections for every student anyone lacking these resources gets left behind.
Dashboard calculations of school performance can obscure the success of schools helping students who are several grade levels behind.
Research shows that the private and public economic benefit of free college tuition would outweigh the cost.
Once you realize that there is more to life than escaping your problems, the light at the end of the tunnel becomes a lot closer to reach.