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During a visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona encouraged schools in California and elsewhere to help students heal after a school year that many spent in isolation.
Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have seized a once-in-a-generation deluge of state and federal funding to set in motion a sweeping and ambitious set of education programs that seemed implausible six months ago.
Families with health worries want better distance learning options than what existed pre-pandemic.
Beyond the usual efforts to get new students off a good start, college and university campuses in California and across the nation this fall face special challenges in welcoming freshmen who have not been in a real classroom for a year and a half.
The Legislature has dispatched the 2021-22 budget bill with spending levels for education that appeared implausible a year ago, in the throes of a pandemic. The vote sends a $263 billion budget to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who agreed to the deal on Friday following nearly two weeks of negotiations.
Legislative leaders released a landmark state budget agreement that would add a year of school for all 4-year-olds, significantly expand Cal Grants and middle-class scholarships for college students and provide record funding for pre-K-12 schools anxious to use billions in one-time money to bounce back from a 15-month pandemic.
Community colleges and their partners can do more to train students for the workforce, a process that should start as early as middle school, community college leaders and experts said in a recent conversation.
Too few California community college students are transferring to universities, and among those that do, not nearly enough are completing a degree within four years a new report finds.
Students in California were satisfied with distance learning, but their personal well-being suffered, study finds
Students in California had relatively high marks for their online learning experiences during the pandemic but were less satisfied with their personal well-being and social relationships, according to a survey released by Policy Analysis for California Education.