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California foster youth face even more challenges amid pandemic

Foster youth students are hard hit by the changes to schooling due to COVID-19.

June 22, 2020 | EdSource
We must help high school juniors and seniors stay on the college path

Across California, high school juniors and seniors are watching as milestones evaporate in the coronavirus crisis. For youth who lack the safety net of privilege, the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and threatens to derail their paths to college and career. We must do more to keep education connected to purpose for the students caught at the epicenter of the COVID-19 storm.

May 21, 2020 | EdSource
Hardship score for college admission gets mixed reaction in California

Embrace the new “adversity score” in college admissions or ignore it? That’s a question that college officials in California and nationwide are debating now.

August 22, 2019 | EdSource
California State University adds $10 million to boost math and science teacher preparation in California

To address a persistent teacher shortage in math and science, the California State University system is pumping $10 million into its Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative over the next four years.

August 1, 2019 | EdSource
Without More Effective Leadership, LA Unified Will Continue to Flounder

For the past year, here in California and across the country, robust policy debates about charter schools and their future have taken center stage.

June 27, 2019 | EdSource
California Finally to Move Ahead With "Cradle to Career" Data System

The marching order for what Newsom is calling a Cradle to Career Data System is included in a lengthy bill elaborating on the 2019-20 state budget for education.

June 25, 2019 | EdSource
Pension Relief, Special Education Funding Highlight Gov. Newsom's Budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first education budget, which the Legislature passed on Thursday, remains his budget.

June 14, 2019 | EdSource
Wind Tunnels and Sheep Brains: Students Get Their STEM Wings at This L.A. School

At her aerospace engineering elective, high school senior Keren Araujo shows off the latest creation.

November 30, 2017 | EdSource
New Certification Program to Create More Uniform Standards Among High School Career Academies

California’s hundreds of high school career academies can now boost their prestige—and create more uniformity in quality—through a new voluntary certification program, announced by the Linked Learning Alliance at its annual conference in Oakland on Jan. 24.

January 24, 2017 | EdSource