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More California Latino students attending college, but 'disturbing gaps' remain

The number of students of Latino descent who are applying, attending, and graduating from public colleges and universities in the state has increased in recent years, but more needs to be done, according to a report released by Campaign for College Opportunity.

November 9, 2021 | EdSource
SAT and ACT slip in priority among California high school students

Many fewer are taking the SAT or its rival ACT, counselors say. Of those who do take the tests, more will not submit their scores if they are not happy with them.

November 9, 2021 | EdSource
The ‘absolutely essential’ role of Black counselors on campus

Amid calls for schools to diversify their teaching staffs, some are saying those efforts should extend beyond the classroom — to the counseling office.

November 8, 2021 | EdSource
Fighting for the education of Black students in California

In February 2008 a small group of community activists formed the Black Parallel School Board to advocate for Black students in the Sacramento City Unified School District. Since then, the organization, which now has 300 members, has become a formidable force for equity.

November 1, 2021 | EdSource
Lifting the veil on college admissions amid the pandemic

EdSource roundtable panelists call for more transparency in college admissions process.

October 27, 2021 | EdSource
Searching for equity in dual enrollment for California high school students

A growing number of California students are participating in dual enrollment courses — college classes taken while still in high school. But making dual enrollment courses equitable and accessible to even more students hinges on a variety of factors.

October 27, 2021 | EdSource
California community colleges unable to justify placing students in remedial classes, study finds

Almost all of California’s community colleges are still placing at least some students into remedial math classes — and none of them can justify doing so according to a new report published Monday by the California Acceleration Project, an organization advocating for the elimination of remedial classes in community colleges.

October 25, 2021 | EdSource
U.S. Department of Education issues handbook to help schools address students’ mental health needs

Calling the student mental health crisis “critical,” the U.S. Department of Education released a detailed guidebook to help schools improve students’ social and emotional well-being.

October 19, 2021 | EdSource
What's next for California education? New laws and vetoes

This year, the Legislature’s focus on education was on Covid-related bills and on a record-high state budget, which includes tens of billions of new and one-time spending, along with policy decisions on how to spend the money.

October 13, 2021 | EdSource