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March 19, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

The California State Board of Education (SBE) held a three-day meeting this week, taking steps to provide local education agencies (LEAs) flexibilities around administering assessments in the current school year. The SBE also approved the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that has been in the works for years.

March 5, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

This week we spotlight the school reopening agreement that Governor Newsom signed Friday morning. In other news, we address the State Board of Education’s move to pursue a waiver of Federal accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year.

February 5, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

This week we flag an opportunity to participate in an upcoming webinar on leveraging Federal COVID-19 funds for community schools, delve into federal legislation that would provide guidance on and additional funding for apprenticeships, and provide updates on Miguel Cardona’s Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing.

January 21, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

A deep dive into Governor Newsom's 2021-22 January Budget.

January 15, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

This week the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved the 2020-21 Career Technical Education Incentive Grants for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Plus, the Linked Learning Alliance's feature in EdSource and additional COVID-19 reopening guidelines from the Governor.

January 8, 2021 | Iish Ryaru

Today the Governor rolled out his proposed 2020-21 budget, which prioritizes proven approaches to education to keep young people supported on their path to college and career. In other news, the long anticipated federal stimulus funds are on the way.

December 11, 2020 | Iish Ryaru

The U.S. Department of Education released a Request for Information on Expanding Work-Based Learning (WBL) Opportunities for Youth. In other news, the State Legislature gaveled in its 2021-22 legislative session Monday as all 120 members took the oath of office both in person and remotely.

November 19, 2020 | Iish Ryaru

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report on the fiscal outlook for schools and community colleges in 2020-21 and beyond. In the midst of the challenges related to COVID-19 that schools throughout California are facing, this report offers some good news.

November 12, 2020 | Iish Ryaru

The California Department of Education (CDE) recently shared updates regarding the Perkins V 2021-22 school year application process. In addition, the November election results are mostly in.

October 30, 2020 | Iish Ryaru

This week we address an inquiry from the field about the status of new career measures to be included in the College/Career Indicator and how these measures will be reflected on the California School Dashboard. In other news, this past Monday, the California State Senate held an informational hearing on the challenges around distance learning.