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Research finds ethnic studies in San Francisco had enduring impact

Research released recently found that the benefits for San Francisco Unified students who took an ethnic studies course in ninth grade lasted throughout high school, resulting in higher attendance, higher graduation rates and increased enrollment in college, compared with similarly matched students who didn’t take the course.

September 7, 2021 | EdSource
Changes for educating quarantined California students proposed by governor, Legislature

Responding to districts’ complaints, the Newsom administration and legislative leaders are proposing revising requirements for educating and funding quarantined students through independent study this year.

September 6, 2021 | EdSource
Key higher education bills make it out of Senate committee

Two key higher education bills were approved Thursday by California’s Senate Appropriations Committee: AB 1456 would make changes to the Cal Grant, the state’s main financial aid award, and AB 928 is meant to streamline the transfer process for community college students who intend to transfer to a CSU or UC.

August 26, 2021 | EdSource
California K-12 Covid safety practices for the new school year | Q&A

State and federal health authorities have provided schools with detailed guidance on how to reopen safely in the fall.

July 23, 2021 | EdSource
In LA, secretary of education says students need help with social and emotional health

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.

July 15, 2021 | EdSource
Unprecedented California budget to usher in sweeping education changes

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.

July 13, 2021 | EdSource
California directs districts to offer remote independent study this fall

Families with health worries want better distance learning options than what existed pre-pandemic.

July 7, 2021 | EdSource
Colleges prepare for incoming freshmen with high school learning loss

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.

July 6, 2021 | EdSource
Post-Covid California state budget with record spending on education heads to Gov. Newsom

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.

June 29, 2021 | EdSource