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Instead of long, arduous training about content they are already experts in, schools should offer training that is engaging and focused on content enrichment.
As her mother was dying, the bond they shared fuels her caregiving daughter's determination to get through Cal State Dominguez Hills.
California can lead the way for millions of students by making college course materials free.
Investing in affordable family housing for students will pay dividends for California students and families for generations.
As unprecedented funding flows into education across the country, administrators must improve communication and coordination to ensure it makes a real difference for students.
Building trust requires more than just a prompt response to calls and emails. But that simple act is a powerful signal to recipients that their concerns have been heard and someone cares about them.
Attendance in kindergarten should not be optional, and voluntary participation results in too many parents delaying their child’s entrance into school until first grade.
Environmental science should be among the A-G courses required for admission to UC/CSU.
The pandemic further derailed science education and the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in many California schools.
Inclusivity and culturally relevant learning experiences should not be left to chance. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing should quickly approve the updated standards for the teaching profession.
With a sustained, communitywide effort, LAUSD can make a lasting impact on the kids hit hardest by the pandemic and rising inflation.
Canceling classes due to lower enrollment is devastating to students and faculty. Community colleges have the funds and should invest in smaller classes instead.
California has come so far in removing unfair barriers to community college students' academic success, but there's more work to do.
Many public schools have defunded sports programs, and most offer physical education just a few days a week, reinforcing a pay-to-play youth sports culture with few free and low-cost opportunities at a time when they are most needed.
Providing healthier meals in schools alone is not enough. Students need to learn about nutrition from an early age so they can make better food choices.