May 14, 2021 | Voices of San Diego

Research from Policy Analysis for California Education "shows significant impacts to learning related to the COVID-19 school disruptions, with a larger effect among low income and English learner students," according to an analysis of the learning loss bill.

April 19, 2021 | NHK World-Japan

After a year of remote learning, some of California's students are being allowed back in the classroom. But experts worry that a bungled reopening of schools could worsen education inequality, which has already been exacerbated by the pandemic.

March 15, 2021 | WBUR

As momentum builds to reopen schools, education experts say they're concerned about students who have fallen behind during the pandemic. They are worried that achievement gaps are widening—especially for English language learners.

March 2, 2021 | KPBS

Governor Gavin Newsom and State Legislatures have reached a deal on reopening California’s public schools. But some fear the return to in-person learning is coming too late for students who have fallen behind.

February 18, 2021 | EdSource

When we began classes in Santa Ana Unified School District in the fall, we knew that in addition to varying degrees of learning loss, students would be returning to class having experienced isolation and a high potential for emotional trauma. We...

Compassionate Partnerships for Youth in Foster Care

The Role of Expanded Learning
Michelle Francois
Margaret Olmos

The aim of this commentary—released as part of a series on expanded learning partnerships and learning hubs in the context of the pandemic—is to provide actionable guidance for districts, schools, and expanded learning providers interested in best serving youth in the foster care system. We seek to answer the question: How can expanded learning be leveraged to support pandemic recovery, specifically as we look to serve the state’s nearly 60,000 youth in foster care?

January 27, 2021 | Los Angeles Times

As of yesterday, Californians are in the midst of what you might call an uncontrolled experiment brought on by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sudden move to lift the state’s regional stay-at-home order, allowing outdoor dining and other business operations to resume...

COVID-19 and the Educational Equity Crisis

Evidence on Learning Loss From the CORE Data Collaborative

From the day California schools closed in March, researchers, policymakers, and educators alike have been concerned about the impact that the pandemic would have on student learning, and worried that our most vulnerable students will experience this so-called “learning loss” more than others. Given the critical importance of evidence to inform decision-making on school reopening, we are sharing early findings on student learning in Grades 4–10 in 18 school districts that are part of the CORE Data Collaborative. Our preliminary analysis shows that there has been significant learning loss in both English Language Arts and Math, with earlier grades, low-income students, and English learners most impacted.

August 3, 2020 | Cal Matters

A week before some California districts start school, many parents remain in the dark about what online learning will look like as teachers unions and districts negotiate instruction plans — in some cases behind closed doors.