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Fresno Unified gets 'game-changing' $20 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

The $20 million will enable the new Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools to create an endowment, producing $800,000 to $1 million annually, said Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson, who is on the foundation board.

October 5, 2022 | EdSource
State announces recipients of $54 million aimed at easing transition from school to college and career

The Governor’s Office on Wednesday announced another round of grant recipients for a program aimed at streamlining the pathway from high school to college and careers. Los Angeles County, the Inland Empire and the border region will be receiving $54 million as a part of the state’s K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program.

August 24, 2022 | EdSource
$50 million fund will help Oakland students pay for college

A day after California launched college savings accounts for all low-income students, Oakland unveiled a $50 million boost for its own college savings account program.

August 12, 2022 | EdSource
Oakland, with among lowest ratio of fully prepared, rightly assigned teachers, has a strategy to address teacher churn

Oakland Unified School District has created Grow Your Own, with teacher residencies, an after-school pipeline and a teacher development program for middle school teachers. It is providing mentoring and resources for all new teachers and, starting this year, will pay for new teachers’ credentialing fees and assessments.

August 4, 2022 | EdSource
Deep divisions, further delay for California’s math guidelines

The State Board of Education has pushed back the adoption of the California Math Framework for at least four months, an indication that it is taking seriously hundreds of suggested changes and critiques and that potentially extensive changes may be coming.

July 26, 2022 | EdSource
UC tracking drop in students returning after Covid start, especially for low-income and first-generation students

Fewer first-year and transfer students returned to the University of California this past fall after enrolling the previous year, a trend that system President Michael Drake said he is watching “very carefully” but predicted will rebound.

July 22, 2022 | EdSource
California’s leading teachers reflect on the 2021-22 school year

In 2021, the Inverness Institute’s Teacher Consultant Response Network members responded to two surveys about their experiences in the classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic. One year later, nearly 100 of these teachers have weighed in yet again, sharing their classroom experiences and perspectives on teaching in the current environment.

July 12, 2022 | EdSource
College or career? California invests $500 million in program that tackles both

Linked Learning President Anne Stanton and vice president of policy Emily Passias comment on the state budget setting aside $500 million for the Golden State Pathways Program.

July 7, 2022 | EdSource
UC Merced Takes Admissions on the Road

The Merced Automatic Admission program, launched in 2021, means students who meet the academic and UC requirements will automatically gain a freshman seat through a streamlined admissions process.

July 5, 2022 | EdSource