News Media Feeds the Public a Meager Diet of Education Research

Holly Yettick

A parent choosing a school needs information about schools, but she probably won’t consult a peer-reviewed education journal. Neither will a citizen voting in an election, a policymaker crafting legislation or myriad other Americans who make important decisions about schools...

Determinants of Graduation Rate of Public Alternative Schools

Masashi Izumi
Jianping Shen
Jiangang Xia

The United States has been struggling with the phenomenon of high school dropout, and public alternative schools are one of the strategies to solve the issue, specifically for at-risk high school students. Such schools play an important role in educating...

School Health Centers: A Resource for Addressing School Bullying

Catherine Lewis

California anti-bullying laws prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying at school. Despite this mandate, schools struggle with preventing the problem and helping affected students. We examined whether bullied and victimized students were accessing school health center (SHC) services, and found...

Charting the Course to Postsecondary Success

Michael Gaertner
Katie McClarty

High school graduation rates in California recently topped 80 percent – the highest they’ve ever been. It’s an accomplishment that has earned California educators some well-deserved praise. Unfortunately, in California and across the U.S., high school graduation is not yet...

June 2, 2015 | EdSource

California has its plate full implementing a range of landmark reforms, including the Local Control Funding Formula, the Common Core State Standards and a new accountability system which will go beyond just test scores and include “multiple measures.” In many...

California’s 112 community colleges are designed to provide high school graduates who don’t go to four-year universities a second chance at higher education. But when it comes to math proficiency requirements, too many community college students are getting a raw...

Suicidality Amongst Military-connected Youth in California

Tamika Gilreath

In the United States, recent national estimates show that more than 15% of adolescents reported serious consideration of suicide, 12.8% reported making a plan, and 7.8% reported making an attempt in the preceding 12 months. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts...