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Nodine, Thad R. – Education Insights Center, 2022
Since the efforts to be made in education equity follow the entire student pathway, this guide seeks to advance a public dialogue about and action toward racial justice across the state's public schools, colleges, and universities. In supporting dialogue and action, this guide also seeks to model it. The model used is borrowed from the California…
Descriptors: Racism, Social Justice, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Kirst, Michael; Nodine, Thad – Education Insights Center, 2021
California approved a massive overhaul of its byzantine and unequal school finance system when the state Legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in 2013. LCFF featured a new state finance model, but it was much more than a change in finance distribution formulas. It also provided districts with…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Funding Formulas, Politics of Education
Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2021
Math instructors teaching alternative 12th-grade courses outside the "traditional" high school math curriculum were overwhelmingly positive in interviews about the effectiveness of the classes, particularly for students who are planning to attend college but have struggled with math prior to this class. Teachers said that the courses'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Nontraditional Education, Mathematics Education
Tan, Connie; Moore, Colleen – Education Insights Center, 2020
This is the first brief in a series on learnings from career education (CE) opportunities in the California Community Colleges (CCC). The series begins on learnings from CE opportunities in the CCC system by highlighting what students described as most helpful in contributing to their success. These CE programs were aimed at helping students find…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Career Education, Community Colleges, School Schedules
Tan, Connie; Moore, Colleen – Education Insights Center, 2020
This second brief on learnings from career education (CE) opportunities in the California Community Colleges (CCC) focuses on what college personnel described as barriers to designing and implementing programs with features that students find helpful, as described in the first brief of this series (ED610768) (e.g., cohorts, consistent course…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Education, Barriers, Educational Objectives
Moore, Colleen; Tan, Connie – Education Insights Center, 2020
This final brief in the series focuses on policy options that can foster more innovation and address challenges in career education (CE) program development. It is based on earlier research for a series of reports called "Career Opportunities," aimed at identifying ways that state and system policy can best support the CE mission of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Career Education, Educational Policy, Barriers
Moore, Colleen – Education Insights Center, 2020
The Education Insights Center produced a series of reports culminating in recommendations for the structure and governance of a preschool through higher education and into the workforce (known as a P20W data system). This brief follows up on that series, with a focus on data quality; the brief was informed by the author's experience using…
Descriptors: Governance, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Nodine, Thad R. – Education Insights Center, 2019
California is home to more of the "super rich" than any other state (Pastor & Braun 2015), and yet Californians, on average, have become poorer since the turn of the century. With cost of living taken into account, California now claims the nation's highest rate of poverty (Fox 2017). California's disparities extend beyond economic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives, Fellowships
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
In 2016, a team of education leaders from the Long Beach College Promise joined Bridging the Gap to build and strengthen student transitions from high school to college. The partners sought to assess and improve the partnership's dual enrollment programs spanning the three public institutions, pilot and implement new career exploration tools and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
A group of public education institutions throughout the Salinas Valley came together in 2016 to help more youth in the valley prepare for and succeed in college. In this brief, we draw from interviews with faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as with student focus groups, in order to answer the following question for those interested in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2019
Long Beach and the Salinas Valley joined Bridging the Gap to smooth transitions for students from high school to postsecondary education. Due to policy reforms at the state and system levels, working across systems increasingly became an immediate and practical need for those seeking to improve student transitions from high school to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Education Insights Center, 2019
Bridging the Gap (BtG) supports successful student transitions from high school to postsecondary, via cross-system, education partnerships. With funding from The James Irvine Foundation, BtG partnerships focus on first-generation college students, students of color, and low-income students who face substantial barriers in meeting their educational…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Moore, Colleen; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Nodine, Thad; Esch, Camille; Grubb, Brock – Education Insights Center, 2019
California does not have a statewide data system that tracks student progress through K-12 and higher education and into the workforce. As a result, educators and policymakers cannot answer critical questions about student progress, which limits their ability to make evidence-based changes to support better and more equitable opportunities for…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Moore, Colleen; Schrager, Cynthia; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2019
In the first report in this exploratory study of efforts to improve advising, researchers at the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) interviewed administrators from five California State University (CSU) campuses and reported on the key strategies these campuses are implementing to integrate academic advising services across their colleges,…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Educational Improvement, State Universities, Change Strategies
Moore, Colleen; Schrager, Cynthia; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2019
This is the technical appendices to "Destination Integration: Perspectives of Students and Advisors about Improving Academic Advising. Part 2 of a Series on Academic Advising from the CSU Student Success Network." This research explores advising practices on five CSU campuses, expands on the previous report by bringing in the voices of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, College Faculty, Educational Improvement
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