May 30, 2020 | EdSource

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance for reopening schools in the wings, superintendents are laboring to figure out how schools can adapt to a new regimen with masks, social distancing, temperature checks and hybrid schedules of school one day, distance learning...

May 30, 2020 | EdSource

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance for reopening schools in the wings, superintendents are laboring to figure out how schools can adapt to a new regimen with masks, social distancing, temperature checks and hybrid schedules of school one day, distance learning...

May 29, 2020 | Education Dive

Less than half of states have warned districts about shortfalls, but researchers suggest districts plan now for budget cuts or face steeper impacts in the fall.

Navigating the Education Budget Crisis Following COVID-19

How the State and Districts Can Make Smart Cuts
Michael Fine

California faces a massive budget gap next year due to reduced tax revenues, with schools expected to see a shortfall of $19 billion. Though there are proposals to impose across the board cuts, each district has different needs and resources that should be carefully assessed to come up with the best plan for each.

May 21, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

In a decision that could reshape the nation’s college admissions process, University of California regents voted Thursday to suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California students by 2025.

Like their state counterparts, state boards must both respond to crises and plan ahead. A focus on creating the best possible learning for all will help educators, students, and families emerge from this crisis on a stronger footing. This issue of...

May 14, 2020 | The Mercury News

COVID-19 has thrown college admissions officers, students and parents a curveball; here are some navigational tricks.  When it comes to understanding the role standardized tests play in the college admissions process in California, Michal Kurlaender scores a 1600.As the chair...

Early assessments seen as key to gauging learning gaps, social-emotional needs.  When schools reopen, expect to see a lot of testing.

May 10, 2020 | School's In

Heather Hough, executive director of the Stanford research center Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), discusses what decisions policymakers and school leaders are considering as they look to restart schools amidst COVID-19. Originally aired on SiriusXM on May 9, 2020.

May 5, 2020 | SFBay.ca

In a surprise announcement last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested reopening schools as soon as late July or early August to mitigate the loss of learning that all students—but especially low-income black and Latino students—have experienced during two months of...