Updates

From the Field - Leadership

  • Learning Lessons: U.S. Public High Schools and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spring 2020, UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access

  • COVID-19 Resources for Educators: Californians Together  

  • The ILC Handbook: A resource guide for leading sustainable professional development and advancing instructional capacity: Instructional Leadership Corp which is a partnership among the California Teachers Association (CTA), the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and the National Board Resource Center (NBRC) at Stanford University.

From the Field - Supporting Students

  • Meeting the Learning Needs of Historically Underserved Students During and After California School Closures: WestEd, May 2020

  • Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond: Learning Policy Institute, August 2020

  • Improving the Quality of Distance and Blended Learning: EdResearch in collaboration with PACE, August 2020

  • Every School. Every Community. Beyond COVID-19. California Partnership for the Future of Learning’s Need Assessment Findings (April 2020)

  • No Longer Optional: Why and How Expanded Learning Partnerships are Essential to Achieving Equity in School Reopening and Recovery: Opportunity Institute and Partnership for Children and Youth, August 2020

From the Field - Parent and Family Engagement

  • Fostering Parent Engagement: Removing Barriers to Data Accessibility: PACE, September 2020 

  • Stay Home, Stay Connected: COVID-19 Resources for Parent Teacher Home Visits: Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

From the Field - Improving the System

  • Continuous Improvement in Schools in the COVID-19 Context: A Summary Brief: PACE, August 2020 

  • Beyond Alignment: Striving for Coherence among Technical Assistance Organizations, Schools, and Districts: Stanford Center for Opportunity and Policy in Education

  • The California Labor Management Initiative Spotlight, October 2020: This series is a research-based examination of labor-management practices in school systems that have built intentional partnership strategies to improve outcomes for students and staff.

From the Field - Students Experiencing Homelessness, Foster Care and the Juvenile Justice System

  • State of Crisis – Dismantling Student Homelessness in California: UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, October 2020

  • Report and Recommendations of the California Advisory Task Force on Alternative Schools: Building knowledge and consensus to improve education outcomes for California’s 350,000 alternative school students: John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, September 2020

  • November 2020 Foundation Update

      Dear Colleagues,  In mid-October, I joined a broad group of leaders in philanthropy in a joint statement expressing our shared concern for our constitutional democracy during a fragile moment, when division and raw feelings are perhaps more on the surface now than they have been in our lifetimes.  As we wait for all votes to be counted and digest the tense

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  • Foundation Update

    We are inspired and guided by the work of our grantees and partners who are elevating the need to renew the promise of public education and to disrupt longstanding inequities, and to make schools places that foster intellectual curiosity and that center shared human connection by build strong relationships between educators and students – especially for students of color, foster

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  • June 2020 Foundation Update

    Dear Colleagues, As I write to you, my heart is breaking. We had been grappling with the disruption of a pandemic of unknown severity and duration. Now we must reckon with deep and historical racism and pain that none of us can ignore. Like you, the Foundation team is profoundly sobered by this pandemic-turned-economic crisis and its yet unknown –

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  • COVID-19 Statement to the Field

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education, the economy, and life as we know it. But even as the immediate horizon is difficult to see, this much is certain: We will get through it.

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