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To close the bachelor’s degree gap among Hispanic youth, policymakers must consider how parent networks matter

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.

California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement

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.

A Bargain Half Fulfilled: Teacher Autonomy and Accountability in Charter and Public Schools

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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