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‘The Root Cause of Teacher Strikes is Found ..., but in Sacramento’

Teachers in the Bay Area’s New Haven Unified School District hit the picket line several weeks ago. Their counterparts in Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento went on strike earlier this year. 2019 is becoming the Year of the Teacher Strike, a phenomenon four decades in the making...

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Thurmond Praises State Budget’s Increases for Education Funding

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the 2019-20 state budget on June 27, and State Sup. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond promptly thanked Gov. Newsom for the new budget’s increased funding for public education, data systems, and teacher and administrator development...

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More Equity Needed for Computer Science Education

Computer science jobs pay well yet access to, enrollment and success in computer science courses in California schools varies by gender, race/ ethnicity, income and geography, a report said.

"Computer Science in California Schools: An Analysis of Access, Enrollment and Equity" was released in June...

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NSBA Supports U.S. Supreme Court on Citizenship Question

NSBA, representing more than 90,000 local school board members across the nation, working with and through our state associations, commends the June 27 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dept. of Commerce v. New York. This is a decision that could have a profoundly positive and long-lasting impact on children in our public schools....

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How Do Teachers Spend Their Summers?

There’s a popular misconception that when school is out and summer break is underway, teachers have several glorious months to sit poolside and enjoy themselves.

The reality is that many teachers work a summer job to help make ends meet… and spend a good amount of their break developing lesson plans, engaged in professional development...

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Digital Divide Closing at Schools, but Gaps Remain in Homes

California has closed the digital divide at its K–12 schools, but internet access at home remains a persistent problem, a new report finds.

Analysis by PPIC shows that 90 percent of the state’s schools met the FCC’s threshold (100 kbps per student) for digital learning in 2018, and 59 percent of schools met the FCC’s long-term target (1,000 kbps..)...

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