February 10, 2023
The pandemic fueled a public school exodus, study says
Disruptions wrought by the pandemic may be leading the education world toward a watershed moment, some say, a time to rebuild the critical connection between families and schools.
January 19, 2023
Inside the child care crisis: Q&A with a veteran provider
Child care workers want to be recognized as early educators, they say, and not just babysitters.
January 18, 2023
The right choices? Leaders, policymakers and experts react to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 education budget
See what education leaders are saying about the governor’s plan to fund education in the coming year.
January 17, 2023
Reactions to the governor's early education budget proposals
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
December 20, 2022
Teaching young children how to read: What California parents need to know
What should parents do if they notice their child is falling behind in reading?
December 12, 2022
10 things California parents should know about transitional kindergarten | Quick Guide
Many districts are beginning to register new students for the coming year, so now is the time to reach out.
November 23, 2022
Why I teach despite profession's modest compensation
Today, teaching is more than just a job; it’s my passion.
November 14, 2022
Transitional kindergarten expansion needs wraparound programs to ensure access, quality
Studies show that low-quality care for children under 5 is detrimental to learning outcomes for years following that experience.
Ryan Hazelton and Savitha Moorthy
November 7, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act left children and families behind
Rising costs, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and demand that exceeds supply have frayed an already fragile child care sector.
Ruth Fernández and Savitha Moorthy
November 2, 2022
How badly did the pandemic deepen California's early reading crisis?
The scores may be grim, some say, but they're far from shocking. Some experts warn that cratering test scores warn of a system that was broken long before the pandemic.
October 14, 2022
Let's design early education facilities now to meet the challenge of climate change
Children aren't responsible for climate change, but they'll experience the worst of it unless we make sure the places they'll spend growing and learning are prepared to protect them.
Angie Garling, Jeff Vincent, Isabelle Donohoe, and Joe Fretwell
October 6, 2022
How a California school is embracing the science of reading and phonics | Video
Watch how one school embraces the science of reading and phonics to teach children to read.
September 30, 2022
Let's nurture multilingualism in our youngest learners
Early childhood educators should support and celebrate the cultures, languages and circumstances of the children in their care.
September 29, 2022
The Right To Read: It took a lawsuit against California
California settled a lawsuit over literacy by giving 70 schools with the lowest 2019 test scores extra funding to teach children to read. Less than half of all third graders in the state scored at grade level in reading.