November 22, 2022
Don’t throw out standardized student testing – make it better
If TikTok can accurately predict which images, songs, videos you will like the most, why can't algorithms similar to those that power TikTok help suggest which course of study and career you may excel in?
October 25, 2022
Where's the village for high school students?
Why is it that when students enter high school, support seems to drop drastically? In such a pivotal time in their lives, we abandon the constant support they are used to having at school.
October 18, 2022
Restorative practices create belonging and trust for teachers as well as students
A punitive approach to students' missteps does nothing to show them that adults care about them.
September 26, 2022
We need to fix professional development for teachers
Instead of long, arduous training about content they are already experts in, schools should offer training that is engaging and focused on content enrichment.
September 14, 2022
A trusting relationship between school, home is essential for excellent outcomes in special education
Building trust requires more than just a prompt response to calls and emails. But that simple act is a powerful signal to recipients that their concerns have been heard and someone cares about them.
Miriam Kurtzig Freedman
September 7, 2022
New professional standards would help teachers better engage, empower students
Inclusivity and culturally relevant learning experiences should not be left to chance. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing should quickly approve the updated standards for the teaching profession.
August 2, 2022
Students should learn about the human impact of war
Few students will need to recite dates, presidents or military strategies as adults, but most will cross paths with people displaced by violence.
July 18, 2022
We need less summer, more vacation
The ten-week summer results in long, brutal stretches during both the fall and spring without any meaningful break from school.
April 5, 2022
What if Covid’s silver lining could be what we learn from the kids?
Amidst all the bad news about how the pandemic has affected children, teachers are seeing surprising positive changes in their students as well.
March 25, 2022
Student Voices: What's the right balance between in-person and online instruction in college?
Members of EdSource's California Student Journalism Corps asked students at several California campuses, as well as one professor, what they felt was the optimal mix of online versus in-person instruction.
Erick Cabrera, Raya Torres, Ramon Castanos and Mary McFadden
March 15, 2022
End of school mask mandate brings relief, lingering concerns
The end of California's mask mandate for schools Monday meant students and school staff no longer have to wear masks to school, but many still did.
Diana Lambert, Carolyn Jones, Ali Tadayon, Emma Gallegos, And Kate Sequeira
March 2, 2022
Stop resisting, professors, and embrace online teaching
Integrating online instruction with in-person classes can enhance teaching and learning if done well.
January 24, 2022
We need a reckoning for scapegoating teachers over Covid
Demands for reckonings over school Covid closures scapegoat teachers, but spare the more glaring culprits.
January 20, 2022
Teachers must prioritize inclusivity
Making sure that all students feel valued, seen and included must not be left to chance.