May 10, 2021 | Public Advocates

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our education system. It has also created newfound opportunities for change. School districts have received an influx of COVID relief funding from both the state and federal government to address and adapt...

July 15, 2020 | Business Insider

The coronavirus pandemic could upend universities as we know them. While other economic downturns were a boon for graduate programs, especially at elite business schools where young professionals—at least, the ones who can afford to—could await a better employment prospects...

Our Children’s Education Should be a Priority as California Recovers from Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has pushed California and the nation into uncharted waters, especially with the impact on our schools. With the economy in decline and unemployment on the rise, school funding is likely to dip, triggering cuts across the system. This financial impact will come when our schools need more money, not less, to serve our state’s children. As we look toward recovery, Californians should make the kind of significant investments in our public schools that reflect their true importance to our students, families and future.

Current Circumstances Accentuate the Need to Educate the Whole Child

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Roman Stearns
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This moment of disruption is an opportunity to stop and ask how best to educate the whole child. There are important lessons to be learned from the Scaling Student Success community, in which school districts have engaged community stakeholders to create a Graduate Profile – a succinct, one-page document defining the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for future success in college, career, and civic engagement.

Evidence to Inform Recovery

PACE’s Response to COVID-19
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The closing of California’s physical learning spaces has significant implications for educational equity and access. In the coming weeks and months, PACE’s efforts will be focused on supporting real-time crisis response and helping the state build toward recovery. This commentary, the first in a new series designed to raise up evidence quickly to inform crisis response and recovery, details our approach.

June 27, 2018 | USC Rossier News

California’s superintendents overwhelmingly support the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its underlying goal of promoting more equitable allocation of resources for high-needs students, according to the first comprehensive survey of how district superintendents view the five-year-old law. In...