October 29, 2021 | ABC News

This year is crucial for students as many risk falling further behind if they don’t catch up academically. A study conducted by The Policy Analysis For California Education looked at 18 districts in the state and found students kindergarten through...

October 28, 2021 | The Mercury News

Underprepared teachers miss out on the guidance that expert mentor teachers provide in traditional student-teaching programs. According to a 2020 report from Policy Analysis for California Education and Learning Policy Institute, mentoring from an experienced special education teacher can reduce...

October 20, 2021 | Ten Strands

Since May 2020, the National COVID-19 Outdoor Learning Initiative (NCOLI) has created dozens of free resources to support districts to center equity by returning students to school safely through the use of outdoor spaces for learning. In the spring and...

October 1, 2021 | USC Rossier News

The abrupt switch to remote instruction caused by the pandemic has created potentially irreparable setbacks for the students who can least afford the disruption—low-income students of color, English learners, students with disabilities and others who have been historically underserved. The...

September 30, 2021 | K-12 Dive

Using data to help guide decisions about increasing student engagement, providing extended learning opportunities, and finding effective ways to communicate with parents and students can help boost attendance rates as students adjust to full-time, in-person learning. The timely analysis of...

September 24, 2021 | Language Magazine

The metaphor “summer slide” has been used for decades to describe the essential skills that children lose over the summer when they’re out of school. Though this term was popular before 2020, unfortunately it is now the least of many...

September 14, 2021 | KALW

A report from a coalition of bipartisan education groups—including the California PTA, the California Teachers Association and Policy Analysis for California Education—has urged schools to use their COVID funding to support mental health programs this year. The report recommends school...

September 9, 2021 | Montreal Gazette

Canada’s literacy gap was an issue long before the pandemic. But as the health crisis continues to exacerbate existing economic and health challenges, while increasing levels of precarity, instability and inequality in many households, the need to address the problem...

September 9, 2021 | Montreal Gazette

Literacy is about more than being able to read or not. It refers to how well people understand and use printed information to function in society and the economy.  Research suggests the pandemic has not only increased inequities in literacy...