This episode of School’s In features Ted Lempert, a former California State Assembly member and longtime champion for education reform who currently serves as PACE advisory board member and president of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization.  He joins...

December 7, 2021 | NewsNation

Bad report cards could soon be a thing of the past in California, because some of the state’s largest school districts are dropping “D” and “F” grades. The move is called competency-based learning. Supporters say it will help kids re-engage...

December 7, 2021 | EdSource

A new poll provides insight into the issues that a new Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent may face. Lower-income and Black families of students attending L.A. Unified schools feel less supported by the state’s largest school district, according to...

November 24, 2021 | The Mercury News

It’s been eight years since then-Gov. Jerry Brown restructured California’s school funding formulas to direct billions of dollars to the state’s neediest students. But, in 2019, state Auditor Elaine Howle confirmed what critics had been saying for years: State and...

November 23, 2021 | EdSource

While literacy is often seen as a cornerstone to scholastic achievement, and many parents devote a lot of time and energy into nurturing their small child’s love of reading, studies show that mathematical reasoning ability may be even more crucial...

November 21, 2021 | CalMatters

In the broadest sense, LCFF embraced the conventional wisdom that altering the flow of money would profoundly affect educational outcomes. However, from its inception, LCFF has been awash in controversy—not over its concept, but rather its implementation. The latest attempt...

November 11, 2021 | News and Tribune

Ben Domingue from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education says that reading fluency is “a gateway to the development of academic skills across all disciplines.” Domingue was the lead investigator in a research project sponsored by The Policy Analysis for...