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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
Quarantining students could get more instruction with proposed independent study changes

The state legislature proposed changes to the independent study laws that had been disrupting school reopenings across California. Educators say the revisions will help but don’t go far enough.

September 8, 2021 | CalMatters
California schools should spend their extra $15 billion on students

The massive influx of one-time federal aid should be used to make up for lost learning time and emotional setbacks students experienced when schools were closed during the pandemic, writes Chantal Lovell, communications director at the California Policy Center.

July 22, 2021 | CalMatters
California lacks timely data on who goes to college. This might fix that.

California high schools say they make students college-ready, but rarely does the public have the data to see if students actually made it to college and thrived. California lags the nation in public data that shows how students move from school to college and the workforce. A statewide fix is on the horizon.

July 12, 2021 | CalMatters
The wires may be there, but the dollars aren’t: Analysis shows why millions of California students lack broadband

Across urban and rural areas alike, public schools with more students in poverty were far more likely to serve households that lacked a basic broadband connection at home in the months before school went online, according to an unprecedented CalMatters analysis. For the vast majority, the barrier to access was not a lack of internet infrastructure — indicating that the more common obstacle was affordability.

April 28, 2021 | CalMatters
Data system will help chart a pathway to educational success

Continued funding for a Cradle-to-Career Data System would empower communities and educators to demand better from schools.

April 28, 2021 | CalMatters
Newsom, lawmakers unveil plan to push some schools to reopen by April 1

California public schools will receive financial incentives to reopen campuses by April 1 for their youngest and most vulnerable students under a deal Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced after months of tense negotiations.

March 1, 2021 | CalMatters
The Class of COVID-19

College seniors share their experiences as they get ready to graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 26, 2021 | CalMatters