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California’s undergraduate enrollment dropped by about 250,000 during pandemic years

California’s fall 2021 undergraduate enrollment dropped by nearly a quarter-million students since pre-pandemic fall 2019, according to a survey released Thursday.

January 14, 2022 | Los Angeles Times
Colleges enrolled 1M fewer undergrads in fall 2021 than before the pandemic

Colleges enrolled around 1 million fewer undergraduate students in fall 2021 compared to fall 2019, according to data released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center that captures the toll the pandemic has taken on the higher education sector.

January 13, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
High calculus failure rates thwart students across CSU

At 21 of the CSU’s 23 campuses, at least 20% of students on average in Calculus 1 received D or F grades or withdrew over the past three years, according to an EdSource analysis of data from the schools.

January 13, 2022 | EdSource
The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's K-12 budget for 2022-23

Read Anne Stanton's response to Governor Newsom's K-12 budget proposal in EdSource.

January 13, 2022 | EdSource
The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 higher ed budget

Read Anne Stanton's response to Governor Newsom's higher education budget proposal in EdSource.

January 13, 2022 | EdSource
Superintendents share lessons learned after challenging start to 2021-22

Strong leadership and communication have been critical to administrative offices and all staff throughout schools.

January 12, 2022 | District Administration
Too many students just aren’t interested in what is being taught

Too many students are disengaged from the content of school. This is particularly concerning because engagement and cultural relevance have both been proven to have a positive impact on student outcomes, writes Relevant Learner's Noah Dougherty.

January 12, 2022 | Hechinger Report
California makes it easier to hire teachers amid shortages

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he has signed an executive order to allow schools more flexibility in staffing decisions like giving additional hours to substitute teachers and rehiring recent retirees for short stints. The order expires at the end of March.

January 12, 2022 | AP News
California schools face funding crisis as student population declines

Gov. Gavin Newsom projected another year of record funding for schools during his budget presentation on Monday but warned that some districts could be in financial trouble as student enrollment continues to decline.

January 11, 2022 | Los Angeles Times