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Deep divisions, further delay for California’s math guidelines

The State Board of Education has pushed back the adoption of the California Math Framework for at least four months, an indication that it is taking seriously hundreds of suggested changes and critiques and that potentially extensive changes may be coming.

July 26, 2022 | EdSource
UC tracking drop in students returning after Covid start, especially for low-income and first-generation students

Fewer first-year and transfer students returned to the University of California this past fall after enrolling the previous year, a trend that system President Michael Drake said he is watching “very carefully” but predicted will rebound.

July 22, 2022 | EdSource
California’s leading teachers reflect on the 2021-22 school year

In 2021, the Inverness Institute’s Teacher Consultant Response Network members responded to two surveys about their experiences in the classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic. One year later, nearly 100 of these teachers have weighed in yet again, sharing their classroom experiences and perspectives on teaching in the current environment.

July 12, 2022 | EdSource
College or career? California invests $500 million in program that tackles both

Linked Learning President Anne Stanton and vice president of policy Emily Passias comment on the state budget setting aside $500 million for the Golden State Pathways Program.

July 7, 2022 | EdSource
UC Merced Takes Admissions on the Road

The Merced Automatic Admission program, launched in 2021, means students who meet the academic and UC requirements will automatically gain a freshman seat through a streamlined admissions process.

July 5, 2022 | EdSource
Colleges should stop offering options that hinder students’ progress

Assembly Bill 705 required California community colleges to show remedial courses improved students’ chances of completing math and English requirements for a bachelor’s degree. But research shows it can do the opposite.

July 4, 2022 | EdSource
California's new budget includes historic funding for education

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the state budget last Thursday, with total state funding for schools and community colleges adding up to $128 billion.

July 1, 2022 | EdSource
Local organizations bring STEM programs to Los Angeles Unified

The L.A. STEM Collective is providing LAUSD students with hands-on and STEM-oriented activities this summer, like museum and aquarium trips and working with 'Tinker the Robot'

July 1, 2022 | EdSource
Gov. Newsom signs state budget with record funding for education

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion state budget Thursday that includes a record $128 billion for TK-12 schools and community colleges, and $500 million dollars for Golden State Pathways

June 30, 2022 | EdSource