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California’s health care workers are burning out. These universities want to help.

Samuel Merritt University and Touro University California’s new anti-burnout programs are part of a federally funded effort to improve retention in a health care industry rocked by the pandemic.

June 10, 2022 | CalMatters
California public school enrollment drops below 6 million mark

According to new data from the California Department of Education, enrollment continues to drop at faster rates than before the pandemic.

April 11, 2022 | CalMatters
The collapse of community college enrollment: Can California turn it around?

Despite sinking overall enrollment, some community colleges in California are seeing more students come back. Targeted state aid is likely helping, but so is more in-person instruction.

March 21, 2022 | CalMatters
Short-term fixes won’t really solve California’s teacher shortage

California’s schools are struggling to staff up — despite billions in state money flowing to school districts to remedy teacher shortages. Grants have helped but, educators say, they aren’t enough.

March 17, 2022 | CalMatters
Revised California math proposal: Despite pushback, little change

The revised draft of the state’s proposed math framework, which became embroiled in controversy last year, insists students can reach high-level math classes under its recommendations.

March 15, 2022 | CalMatters
California mask mandate for schools to end after March 11

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials said today that the state mask mandate for schools will end, but local jurisdictions are free to impose their own requirements.

February 28, 2022 | CalMatters
Omicron surge worsens teacher shortage, closing more California schools to COVID

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has hit California’s teacher workforce so hard that many schools are weighing closure and in some cases forced to dip into emergency days. The quality of instruction is suffering, but some teachers say they still prefer this to remote instruction.

January 19, 2022 | CalMatters
Back to campus under COVID: Students reflect on an unusual semester

The CalMatters College Journalism Network spoke with students across the state about going back to campus — the highs, the lows, the weird.

December 13, 2021 | CalMatters
Understanding the debate behind California’s new math framework

In the push to help more students thrive in science, tech, engineering and math, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. But the suggested new framework has sparked widespread criticism.

November 19, 2021 | CalMatters
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