Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms

JULIE FLAPAN AND ALLISON SCOTT, EDSOURCE, June 1, 2021 This past year, we have focused on supporting remote learning, keeping students safe and providing access to the broadband and devices necessary to participate in schooling. As in-person instruction returns, however, let’s imagine a future where students are no longer just downloading apps, but learning to Read more about Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms[…]

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California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning

by Sydney Johnson, EdSource, May 20, 2021; Picture by Allison Shelley for American Education California has a math problem. Nearly a decade after Common Core math standards were adopted in California, the majority of K-12 students are not yet meeting grade-level benchmarks, and Black and Latino students are underrepresented in rigorous accelerated programs. Now, a state-led recommendation Read more about California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning[…]

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 Read more about Emergency Broadband Benefit[…]

The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders

Don’t let students miss out! Student leaders are essential — now more than ever. Every high school in California should be well-represented at this important summer conference.  The Ed100 Online Academy for Student Leaders is a massive, free online conference for leaders from all of California’s 2,000+ high schools. Each California high school is invited Read more about The 2021 Ed100 Online Summer Academy for California Student Leaders[…]

Jewish American Heritage Month

During his presidency, George W. Bush formally declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month, in 2006. This month the nation recognizes  Jewish people  who are living in and contributing to the social fabric of the United States. Originally, there was Jewish Heritage Week, which began in the 1980s under President Carter. Since Bush’s proclamation, every Read more about Jewish American Heritage Month[…]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. PTA is dedicated to expanding mental-health supports and services for our kids. As parents, we know what it takes to keep a child physically healthy — nutritious food, exercise, immunizations — but the basics for good mental health aren’t always as clear. The first “basic” is to know that Read more about Mental Health Awareness Month[…]