Nationwide protests for racial justice have resulted in calls for the removal of police from school campuses and greater attention to education equity and closing achievement gaps. This section includes articles and commentaries that explore questions of equity and race in California’s public schools.
The governor and the Legislature should use the state budget to finally invest in the computer science teachers who are guiding California’s students.
Despite the endemic nature of anti-blackness in society, educators have a duty to work toward disrupting anti-blackness in schools.
Requirements proposed by UC ethnic studies faculty revive teachings on race that the State Board of Education largely dismissed as biased and divisive.
To increase educator diversity, state, county and district leaders should gather as a community to learn and share best practices for recruiting, supporting and retaining teachers of color.
California's new math framework builds on the practices of countries with the best outcomes for teaching math and provides guidance on how to develop students’ belief in their own ability to learn.
Student parents consistently earn higher GPAs than students without children, despite having far less time.
School districts across California were required to draw new maps for trustee elections by Feb. 28, a process that's become political in some districts.
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety and stress.
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.
San Francisco Unified resequenced its math course offerings, and now more students are tackling more advanced mathematics.
By shrugging off the law against putting students into noncredit, nontransferrable remedial courses, colleges continue to trap students in a never-ending cycle leading to failure.
Black counselors can play a key role in ensuring Black students are placed in college prep classes and get mental health services.
A Sacramento organization is suing the state, alleging officials knew about discriminatory disciplinary practices for years and did nothing.
A micro-credential can help teachers address racial disparities in their own classrooms and beyond.
One year after he vetoed legislation, Gov. Newsom signs bill, also releasing $50 million for districts to create ethnic studies curricula.