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Gov. Newsom touts California as 'getting kids back in the classroom' in State of the State speech

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to shape California in multiple ways, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday night he wouldn’t be satisfied “until everybody is back in school” and pledged to invest record amounts in education this year.

March 9, 2021 | EdSource
Calls to change funding to increase faculty diversity at California Community Colleges

Calls to Legislature and local community college boards to improve faculty diversity following an EdSource investigation.

March 5, 2021 | EdSource
California Legislature approves plan to encourage schools to reopen for in-person instruction

California legislators approved a plan Thursday to encourage school districts to bring back more students for in-person instruction.

March 4, 2021 | EdSource
California’s failure to diversify community college faculty tied to arcane state law

While faculty diversity has improved over the last two decades, the system’s faculty do not reflect the racial and ethnic make up of its student body. Nearly 60% of community college faculty statewide are white, while 71% of students are from other racial and ethnic backgrounds, including Latino, Black, Asian and Native American.

March 1, 2021 | EdSource
California moves ahead to pursue flexibility waivers for standardized tests this year

The State Board of Education in California voted unanimously to prepare to apply for more flexible standardized testing options this year as nearly 80% of students across the state continue with distance learning.

February 24, 2021 | EdSource
Financial aid applications lag among California high school seniors

Financial aid applications are dropping in California, especially among low-income students.

February 22, 2021 | EdSource
California needs 'common application' for its public college and universities, higher ed panel urges

California higher education task force recommends multiple reforms to support post-pandemic recovery, including emphasizing Linked Learning pathways.

February 16, 2021 | EdSource
Investing in college success: Perspectives on Gov. Newsom’s higher ed budget

Read remarks from Anne Stanton, president of Linked Learning Alliance, and other education experts on the higher education aspects of the CA 2021-22 budget proposal.

January 15, 2021 | EdSource
In the right direction? Perspectives on Gov. Newsom’s education budget

Read remarks from Anne Stanton, president of Linked Learning Alliance, and other education experts on the K-12 aspects of the CA 2021-22 budget proposal.

January 13, 2021 | EdSource