California settled a lawsuit over literacy by giving 70 schools with the lowest 2019 test scores extra funding to teach children to read. Less than half of all third graders in the state scored at grade level in reading.
The nonprofit Inverness Institute interviewed veteran teachers about life in the classroom during another difficult year impacted by a pandemic; two principals involved with the study sum up the findings in an interview with EdSource's John Fensterwald.
The Class of 2022 had a very unusual high school experience. Covid shut down their schools midway through their sophomore year forcing them to take zoom classes and study alone. Learn more about the students we followed for our special report on the Class of 2022.
As the cost of housing in the Bay Area and coastal Southern California drives families inland in search of relief, some school districts in the vast San Joaquin Valley contend with rapid enrollment growth.