April 29, 2020 | Education Week

Bob Hughes s the director of K-12 education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation has committed billions over the years to both public health and education, giving the foundation a distinctive perspective on how coronavirus is...

April 28, 2020 | EdSource

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, 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...

April 28, 2020 | Buzzsprout

What if you considered all the ingredients that go into making a great educational experience for students? If you added these up, how much do you think California would need to invest per student to make sure we could provide...

April 29, 2020 | San Francisco Chronicle

Schools across California face a devastating fiscal future, with a loss in revenue of $1,400 per student—or more, state education experts said Tuesday.

Why Funding California Schools Is Crucial to the State's COVID-19 Recovery

In this podcast (transcribed) for the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), Heather Hough highlights research and perspectives related to the fundamental importance of public education, school funding levels and policies, and proactive approaches that should be on the table as California plans its recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

As Funding for Schools Plummets, California Leaders Face a Fiscal Reckoning

The coming months and years will be painful for the California economy in general and especially for school funding, which is overly dependent on volatile state tax revenues. California leaders should respond to this pandemic-induced fiscal crisis as a kickstart to finally reimagine and fully fund our schools—not just for this challenging moment but also for the future.

April 24, 2020 | The Washington Post

An unusual dispute about the value of the SAT as a tool in college admissions has flared in California—this one among academics at a time when the influential University of California system just waived the requirement for SAT/ACT scores for...

April 22, 2020 | EdSource

Creating clarity on what the next chapter for schools looks like and getting students safely back into school next fall will be one of the biggest challenges facing our nation’s educational system in modern times.

April 22, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

Three University of California admissions experts slammed a faculty recommendation to keep the SAT and ACT for at least five years, giving ammunition to critics of the controversial exams who want to drop them as an admissions requirement.

UC Regents Should Consider All Evidence and Options in Decision on Admissions Policy

As the UC Board of Regents approaches an important decision on the use of SAT/ACT in admissions, a task force report meant to inform has instead mischaracterized key issues. This commentary and its accompanying analyses seek to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the options and urge the Regents to consider wider perspectives. Our goal is to support an evidence-based and responsible decision.