• | KNX InDepth Podcast

    They haven't even walked into their first classroom....or met their first teacher....yet one study says California's children are already falling behind and may not catch up.

  • | KQED

    California's public school students score well below the national average in reading and math, and fall behind before they even enter kindergarten. That's according to the Getting Down to Facts Project, a wide-ranging study by Stanford and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). The study also found that while overall student performance has improved over the last decade, the state has made only limited progress in closing achievements gaps for Black, Latino and low-income students. We'll talk about the challenges facing California's schools and early education programs and what can be done to improve them.

  • | Capitol Public Radio

    Researchers from Stanford University and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) released a new study on K-12 education in California this week.

    Dr. Susanna Loeb, Principal Investigator, and Dr. Heather Hough, Executive Director of PACE will join us to discuss their findings.

  • | KPBS

    In the report, researchers across the country say the Local Control Funding Formula passed under Gov. Jerry Brown has put California schools on the right track.

  • | EdSource
  • | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Sweeping reforms to the way California funds its public schools appear to be lifting student achievement, but this state may need to do and spend much more, particularly on early childhood education, if Californians hope to keep up with the rest of the country in closing its “achievement gap.”

    That’s the takeaway from an extensive research effort unveiled this week, the latest dispatch in a 10-year-old collective policy effort by California education scholars.

  • | KNSF

    A new research study says California children are behind before they even enter kindergarten. NBC 7's Rory Devine has more on what this research means.

  • | LA Times

    When students enter school in California, they learn at a pace on par with — if not better than — those in other states. The problem is that they arrive far behind their national peers, and they never catch up.

  • | Capitol Public Radio

    California is lagging behind other states in properly overseeing the rise of charter schools and needs to do more to close the achievement gap for English learners, according to a research report released on Monday.

  • | CALmatters

    Sweeping reforms to the way California funds its public schools appear to be lifting student achievement, but this state may need to do and spend much more, particularly on early childhood education, if Californians hope to keep up with the rest of the country in closing its “achievement gap.”

    That’s the takeaway from an extensive research effort unveiled this week, the latest dispatch in a 10-year-old collective policy effort by California education scholars.

  • | EdSource

    Researchers on Monday released a massive collection of education studies timed to inform the next California governor’s and Legislature’s preK-12 agenda.

  • | EdSource

    More than 100 researchers from institutions across the nation came together over the past two years to conduct a new round of studies and compile an updated comprehensive report entitled Getting Down to Facts II. Comprising 36 studies and 19 research briefs, the latest research initiative provides an up-to-date analysis that we hope will help lawmakers refine and improve policy for California’s PreK-12 education system.

  • | K-12 Daily

    A cumbersome and unorganized data management system continues to crimp the ability of policymakers to answer even basic questions about the performance of California’s 10,000 schools, according to a report released today by a team of scholars affiliated with Stanford University.

  • | Market Insider

    Leading education policy researchers on Monday released Getting Down to Facts II(GDTF II), a major PreK-12 education report that reveals California is generally on the right track due to recent reforms but that major system-wide funding challenges and significant gaps in student achievement remain.

  • | EdSource

    Here are the take-aways from the studies on special education, funding needs, a teacher shortage, a data deficit, student mental health local control's unmet potential – and more.

  • | GDTF II Newsletter

    Join us as leading researchers reveal findings contained in a report comprising 36 studies and 18 research briefs on the effects of reforms adopted over the past decade in California’s PreK-12 education system.

  • | GDTF II Newsletter

    As the California embarks on the next chapter of its public education system, Getting Down to Facts II delivers the facts. This in-depth research report on PreK-12 public education will be released on September 17 to serves as a “state of the state,” with the goal of providing a common set of facts to inform discussions and education policy development going forward.

  • | GDTF II Newsletter

    More than 6.2 million California children are educated annually in the largest public education system in the nation within the fifth largest economy in the world. A report coming this fall will provide the facts on the status of California’s PreK-12 public education system.

  • | EdSource

    A compendium of three dozen new studies on California education, involving dozens of researchers, will be released in June, in time to help shape the debate in state elections in November and the next governor’s approach to education.