When students understand their own data, their education becomes something that they are better able to participate in, and ceases to be something being done to them. California should make that a goal.
As community colleges reopen for in-person instruction after the pandemic, many students are still opting for online classes though outcomes for distance learning are usually not as good as for in-person instruction.
Los Angeles Unified's new superintendent must work with grassroots organizations and build on the district's strengths to help stem the tide of declining enrollment and other factors that are holding LAUSD schools back.
Too many students already have a tense relationship with mathematics. We must find better ways to set high expectations for learners that are grounded in individual student thinking rather than their dates of birth.
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.