Library

To Keep Students Safe and Learning, California Needs Strong State Leadership

Heather J. Hough, Policy Analysis for California Education; Jennifer O’Day, American Institutes for Research; Arun Ramanathan, CEO, Pivot Learning; and Carrie Gloudemans Hahnel, Independent Education Consultant June 23, 2020
Read the Commentary

In preparing for the next school year, California state policymakers must set clear statewide expectations for teaching, learning, and student support, regardless of whether instruction is online or in person. This spring, local school districts scrambled to adapt to COVID-19 with a wide range of responses largely focused on securing delivery of online resources. Now is the time to shift the conversation back to the core purpose of school: learning. The state should establish a minimum amount of instructional time; create an instrument of diagnostic assessment and require its use; adopt instructional continuity plans; and advocate for and secure additional funding.

To read the full Commentary visit PACE.

Share:

Originally published by our partners at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)

Explore Our Latest Work

Adolescents need strong reading skills in order to fully access content-area curricula and prepare for....
High-quality instructional materials* are one of the key levers for increasing outcomes for all....
MTSS is a data-driven prevention framework that uses screening and progress monitoring assessments to identify....
“Once you learn to read you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass As I get....
Learning to read and developing as a reader is more complicated in a language you....
Partner responses provide more opportunities for students with word reading difficulties to respond and use....
btn
btn