January 13, 2020 | The 74

School climate and student engagement surveys can tell us a good deal about important contributors to student success. They can illuminate students’ sense of belonging at school and their sense of themselves as learners. They can shed light on bullying...

January 10, 2020 | EdSource

Due to statewide teacher shortages, many of California’s approximately 800,000 special education students are being taught by teachers who haven’t completed teacher preparation programs or have received only partial training.

January 7, 2020 | EdSource

As he was campaigning for governor, Gavin Newsom made some enormous promises for the youngest Californians and their families — universal preschool, affordable, high-quality child care, six months of paid family leave. And he’s delivered — on the first few...

December 16, 2019 | Davis Enterprise

The News Cycle staff sits down with UCD Professor and Department Chair Michal Kurlaender to discuss the potential elimination of SAT and ACT tests from UC admissions.

December 14, 2019 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

The debate over whether to stop using the SAT in admissions at the sprawling and nationally influential University of California is approaching a turning point. Anti-testing groups are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday demanding that the university drop the...

December 12, 2019 | Campus Reform

The UC system has formed a task force in order to eliminate the traditionally required SAT/ACT standardized test scores in its admissions process. UC Berkeley Chancellor cited “inequity” in the current requirement of standardized testing.

December 11, 2019 | CalMatters

The debate over whether to stop using the SAT in admissions at the sprawling and nationally influential University of California is approaching a turning point. Anti-testing groups filed two lawsuits Tuesday demanding that the university drop the requirement for students...

December 8, 2019 | The 74

I started my career as a trial attorney for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, vindicating students’ legal right to belong in school. My experiences taught me a lot about the corrosive effects of students being “othered” based on race...

December 5, 2019 | EdSource

California’s largest school district on Wednesday publicly released new data measuring how its students progress from year to year. Los Angeles Unified, which serves more than 600,000 students, published what are known as academic growth data as part of a...

December 4, 2019 | Measuring SEL

In 2014, the CORE Districts—a consortium of eight of the largest school districts in California serving more than one million students—began measuring students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver enabling CORE to develop...