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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.
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.
Amid calls for schools to diversify their teaching staffs, some are saying those efforts should extend beyond the classroom — to the counseling office.
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.
EdSource roundtable panelists call for more transparency in college admissions process.
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.
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.
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.
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.