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Equity in educational content is neither a privilege nor asking too much

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Murali Balaji

Next week, the California State Board of Education is set to adopt new history and social science curriculum frameworks after a nearly two year proces...

The Propaganda War Against Hindus in Academia: A Response to Inside Higher Education

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right. A cultural and religious war is raging in which Western academics are the enemy.

National Implications of Moving the Literacy Needle in California

Michael Lombardo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

State legislatures have been called the laboratories of America's democracy, and California is the largest laboratory we've got. As state policymakers move forward in the Every Student Succeeds Act era, strategic investments in reading during the K-4 years will pay big dividends for generations.

Why South Asia Studies Faculty Are Wrong about Hindu "Revisionism" and Indian History in California's Schools

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Vamsee Juluri

If you are a teacher, school official, or perhaps even a student or parent in California, you have probably heard about the controversy that has raged for a decade about how India and Hinduism are depicted in California's History lessons.

What All Parents Need to Know About the Release of Information and the California Department of Education

Christine Bronstein | Posted 03.01.2016 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

What if your school emailed you that your child was tied to their chair with rope at school, but the school declined to tell you anything more? Well, ...

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment to help every child succeed.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

States Show the Difference It Makes to be 'ALL IN' for Health Coverage

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

The progress made in California and elsewhere to help families find affordable health coverage shows the nation what is possible when states and leaders are committed to making the best use of the new opportunities to genuinely help the families they serve.

Summer Learning & STEM Momentum

Chris Roe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Chris Roe

With summer coming to an end, and back to school season fast approaching, now is the time for STEM educators, advocates and funders to champion the vital role that summer learning programs play in our efforts to improve year-round STEM education in California.

Are We Winning The Battle Against Childhood Obesity?

| Joanna Lin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Joanna Lin Obesity is still on the rise among California students, but after years of p...

California Schools Establish 'Early Warning System' To Identify Potential Dropouts

| Matthew Rosin and Sue Frey | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Some school districts in California are working to establish an "early warning syst...

Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

| Sue Frey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers...

How Higher-Performing Schools Made It Onto The 'Low-Achieving' List

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Several dozen elementary schools with scores higher than the state's target for aca...

English Learners Far Behind Under English-Only Methods

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. –- The end of the school day in Patty Sanchez’s kindergarten cl...

Man Vs. Machine: Watson Supercomputer A Reminder Of Education Shortcomings

John Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Rogers

Ultimately, the value of any super machine lies in whether humans can use it as a tool for problem solving and not confuse our basic tools with the solutions we seek.

Parents Revolt and Take Control of School

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

While the Compton Unified District scrambles to stop the parent's revolt, many of the parents who have been harassed by district employees are talking to the media.