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Among the 24% of students who took the Smarter Balanced assessments in 2020-21, achievement gaps widened, and the youngest students struggled.
Advocates say the expansion of transitional kindergarten is an opportunity to offer high-quality preschool to more children who speak a language other than English at home.
While classroom libraries offer the best access and public libraries offer the greatest variety, school libraries offer the best of both worlds: convenient access to a wide range of materials for both pleasure reading and curriculum support.
I knew this year would test my personal code of ethics about grades: Effort and improvement should supersede a grade.
San Francisco Unified resequenced its math course offerings, and now more students are tackling more advanced mathematics.
In kindergarten, some children already have a sense of what math means and how it functions while others lack a basic understanding of numbers.
Latinos are 39% of the state’s population, yet only one in four students in the entire University of California system identify as Latino.
California's 2022 revision of the mathematics framework should be where we come together to improve on what actually works — and be based on peer-reviewed data.
School districts offered expansive summer school programs that focused on fun and reconnecting students to their peers, teachers and schools.
Teaching controversial issues is a cornerstone of democratic education and a powerful vehicle for developing independent thinking, civic reasoning and discourse in all subjects.
We must not allow our desire to return to “normal” and our conditioning to the status quo to pull us back to what was familiar before the pandemic.
A new report says California still has many students who are still learning English after more than six years enrolled in school.
Literacy is akin to a bank account. Small but consistent deposits add up. The more deposits we make, the more the account grows to be drawn upon later.
High-tech literacy projects emerged out of the pandemic as a way to ensure young students stay on track as they learn to read.
Whereas reading is knowledge, writing is agency, power and influence.