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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
Gates Foundation offers grants to scale high school pathway programs

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it is wading into the world of dual enrollment and career technical education. Through its new “Accelerate ED” initiative, it is donating $175,000 each to twelve teams across the country, including one in California led by the Linked Learning Alliance.

May 24, 2022 | EdSource
State Board of Education approves $635 million in community school grants

The State Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved $635 million in planning and implementation grants for 265 school districts, county offices of education and charter schools in low-income areas to transition to full-service community schools.

May 18, 2022 | EdSource
Billions more for California schools, colleges under Newsom's revised budget

With state revenues continuing to defy projections, schools and community colleges would receive a record $128 billion in funding in 2022-23 under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget, which he presented on Friday.

May 13, 2022 | EdSource
Newsom reaffirms commitment to annual increases for UC, CSU; imposes annual progress reports

Calling the investments a “game-changer” for California’s public universities, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday reaffirmed his pledge to give annual budget increases of 5% to the University of California and California State University systems over the next five years.

May 13, 2022 | EdSource
California set to launch hundreds of community schools with $635 million in grants

Next week, California will jumpstart a seven-year initiative to convert potentially thousands of schools into full-service, parent-focused community schools. Approved a year ago by the Legislature, the $3 billion California Community Schools Partnership Program will be the nation’s most ambitious effort to create schools serving the multidimensional health and learning needs of children.

May 12, 2022 | EdSource
California parents dream of college while dreading the cost, survey shows

The majority of California parents want their children to get a college degree, even as they worry about the rising cost of college, according to a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California.

May 11, 2022 | EdSource
The future of the state’s public education system is questioned in a new report

Part of the California 100 initiative, administered by the Goldman School of Public Policy, a new report finds that long-term structural challenges in the state’s finance system, combined with flaws in education governance, threaten the long-term outlook of public education.

May 11, 2022 | EdSource