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photo - Students walking on UCLA Campus California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications Far fewer California high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, reducing the number who may receive funding that helps provide access to higher education. Read More
photo - Boy at Home Studying with Laptop How Did California Schools Assess Student Learning in Fall 2020? K–12 school districts used a variety of tools this past fall to measure student learning, with assessments developed locally—by teachers or districts—being the most common. Read More
photo - Students in Line To Have Temperature Taken at School Video: Reopening California’s Schools An expert panel discusses reopening K–12 schools across the state for in-person instruction amid concerns about equity, learning loss, and physical and mental health. Read More
photo - Teen Sitting at Picnic Table Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile Teen mental health in California had been declining prior to COVID-19. Stressors from the pandemic may be making things worse. Read More
Photo - Teacher and students in classroom How Many Districts Have Been Providing In-person Instruction? More than half of California districts are open for some in-person instruction amid the pandemic, but there are notable disparities by race/ethnicity and income. Read More
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