Conditions of Education in California

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:43am

Authors: Dr. Sarah Ryan (EDC) and Dr. Robert Ream (UCR)

Improving bachelor’s degree attainment among Hispanic individuals should be at the top of the policy agenda in California, where nearly 40 percent of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:39am

By Daisy Gonzales

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become a pillar of innovative learning.  In California, we have started a thoughtful conversation on how managing emotions, setting positive goals, showing empathy for others, and maintaining positive relationships connects to overall educational success.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:38am

With the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, states have gained substantial new freedom to reshape their school accountability systems, including criteria for how to measure and communicate school performance to the public. One dominant model is the streamlined letter-grade system first adopted by Florida, which focuses on student achievement on annual statewide tests. By contrast, California is developing a dashboard-style system, which encompasses multiple measures, such as student attendance and school climate.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 11:10am

California provides early learning to children below the age of kindergarten eligibility through a variety of providers, some licensed and some not, including state Pre-K programs, private Pre-K providers, and Head Start. The mixed delivery system creates barriers for communication and obstacles for quality in early childhood education.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:28am

By Daisy Gonzales

This is one of the most exciting, daunting and critically important moments in California's education policy history. We are all in uncharted territory.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 8:56am

Recent research finds that student teaching placements are a much stronger predictor of where an individual teaches than their hometown.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:41am

Recent research finds that the improvement of academic performance can lead to improved school climate and reduced violence, rather than the other way around.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:07am

Recent research finds that when students and teachers learn that they share beliefs and values, their relationships improve, and so can student achievement.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 8:27am

Recent research using a nationally generalizable dataset finds that there are two different types of principals who leave their schools: Satisfied and Disaffected principals.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:42am

An analysis of recent, nationally-representative survey data asks whether there are differences in autonomy and accountability between: 1) teachers in charter and public schools; and 2) teachers in independent charter schools and those run by Education Management Organizations.

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