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.
EdSource roundtable focuses on the details and controversy surrounding state's proposed new math guidelines.
Detractors and supporters disagree on whether teaching standards through “big ideas” and creating new high school pathways will achieve more equitable outcomes for all students.
Schools should be creating spaces for sustained, thoughtful intergroup dialog because school should be about learning about people, not just subjects.
A new teaching residency in California targets Black student success.
UC board that sets high school admissions requirements rejects draft ethnic studies guidelines viewed as ideological and divisive; drafters vow to fight on.
Through shared power and decision-making, students, families, community, and educators can co-create relationship-centered schools and lay the foundation for an education system built by and for us all.
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.