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California has tens of billions more in funding for its TK-12 schools. Is that enough to keep teachers from leaving?

If policymakers fail to use this surplus of funds to attract and retain educators, to build up a profession that has been battered by Covid, we will lose the talented individuals we need to lead our schools and educate our kids, writes Angella Martinez.

June 8, 2022 | EdSource
Report says Los Angeles Unified should focus on retaining, recruiting Black educators

Los Angeles Unified should direct its focus to supporting, retaining and recruiting Black teachers, according to an independent analysis released last month.

June 8, 2022 | EdSource
Schools would likely weather a recession; should the state budget for one?

Even if state revenues were to plummet, they’d be far better positioned to weather a sizable downtown than in the past — for reasons of foresight and luck. The independent, nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office and other budget mavens

June 7, 2022 | EdSource
What information would help you plan your education path? California wants to know.

The team behind California’s plan to connect the state’s fragmented education data, an effort known as Cradle-to-Career, will begin hosting public discussions on June 8 to hear what users may want from the system’s new data dashboards and tools.

June 6, 2022 | EdSource
Debate turns hot over UC proposal to set criteria for high school ethnic studies

An influential University of California faculty committee has shelved a draft policy to require criteria for high school ethnic studies courses that critics characterized as narrow, ideological and activist.

June 1, 2022 | EdSource
New study reveals hidden facts on college for California Asian American and Pacific Islander students

The vast diversity of the racial groups can hide that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in California have lower admission rates into the University of California and Asian Americans have low transfer rates from the California Community Colleges, according to a report released by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a nonprofit research organization.

May 31, 2022 | EdSource
Pathways to postsecondary and economic success: A golden opportunity for California students

The proposed $2 billion in funding for Golden State Pathways and dual enrollment in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 budget is a vital investment in California’s young people at a pivotal stage of their development — and in the workforce that’s counting on these adolescents to help them innovate and grow, writes Long Beach USD Superintendent Jill Baker and Oakland USD Superintendent Kayla Johnson-Trammell.

May 31, 2022 | EdSource
State announces recipients of $108.6 million in grants to streamline transition from school to college and career

The Governor’s Office announced the six recipients of regional grants aimed at streamlining the transitions between the K-12 education system, higher education and career.

May 26, 2022 | EdSource
The last two years of trauma may have long-lasting impact, report suggests

In a new report, researchers at Georgia State University who have been studying how people are coping with the stress of the pandemic, suggest the mental health crisis is just beginning, and that uncertainty is one of the key stressors, along with worries about health, family, and finances, that take a toll on mental health. The risk to those in caregiving roles, such as nurses, teachers or parents, may be the greatest, experts say.

May 25, 2022 | EdSource