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How an East Bay school turns into a community school under California's model

Community schools typically provide health screenings, family support, counseling and other services to families while acting as community hubs. Read how Helms Middle School in the East Bay is supporting its students and families as a community school.

June 10, 2022 | EdSource
Often Overlooked In Rankings, Hispanic-Serving Colleges Embrace A New Metric For Success

Think tank Third Way has developed a new way to rank the nation’s colleges. They call it the Economic Mobility Index, and it looks at two factors: a university’s proportion of students from low- and moderate-income backgrounds and the economic boost those students get after enrollment.

June 9, 2022 | EdSource
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