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The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's K-12 budget for 2022-23

Read Anne Stanton's response to Governor Newsom's K-12 budget proposal in EdSource.

January 13, 2022 | EdSource
High calculus failure rates thwart students across CSU

At 21 of the CSU’s 23 campuses, at least 20% of students on average in Calculus 1 received D or F grades or withdrew over the past three years, according to an EdSource analysis of data from the schools.

January 13, 2022 | EdSource
Colleges enrolled 1M fewer undergrads in fall 2021 than before the pandemic

Colleges enrolled around 1 million fewer undergraduate students in fall 2021 compared to fall 2019, according to data released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center that captures the toll the pandemic has taken on the higher education sector.

January 13, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
California’s undergraduate enrollment dropped by about 250,000 during pandemic years

California’s fall 2021 undergraduate enrollment dropped by nearly a quarter-million students since pre-pandemic fall 2019, according to a survey released Thursday.

January 14, 2022 | Los Angeles Times
Students, seeing lax coronavirus protocols, walk out and call in sick to protest in-person classes

Nearly two years since the coronavirus hit, the adults — parents, teachers, administrators, politicians — have spent a lot of time and energy fighting over what schooling in a pandemic should look like. Now, for the first time in large numbers, students are rising up and demanding that they get a say, too.

January 14, 2022 | Washington Post
Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say

The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.

January 14, 2022 | New York Times
California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge

Educators across California are in triage mode working to keep campuses open and the state’s 6 million children in class as Omicron-fueled coronavirus cases surge.

January 15, 2022 | Los Angeles Times
As Omicron Surges, California Students Demand More From Adults

An ‘onslaught’ of school protest aims to do what California’s government has struggled to achieve: keep students safe.

January 18, 2022 | Capital and Main
New Research Shows How Bad the Pandemic Has Been for Student Mental Health

A new analysis of research across 11 countries including the United States in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds widespread anxiety and depression among those 19 and younger in the earliest days of the pandemic, exacerbated by greater screen time and less physical activity, and coupled with fewer adult supports to ensure children stayed out of dangerous situations.

January 18, 2022 | EdWeek