Getting Down to Facts II

Legislation & Policy

“The research evidence suggests that state leaders should focus on:

Building on current reforms:
During the past decade, California’s education system has undergone major reforms that have resulted in improvements, but the system is still in need of capacity building.
Addressing achievement gaps:
Large achievement gaps by race, ethnicity, income and English learner status persist in California and need a continued focus through multiple approaches, including enhanced early childhood education.
Increasing funding and fixing systems:
Funding for schools in California has improved but remains short of adequate levels given the goals of state policies. Moreover, funding reforms left critical issues unresolved.”
“The science of learning means that quality education and integrated health and social services supports can mitigate and even undo the impact of poverty, trauma, and other adverse conditions (Osher, Cantor, Berg, Strayer, & Rose, 2018; Cantor, Osher, Berg, Strayer, & Rose, 2018).”
“Recent research in neuroscience and human development should inform efforts to more effectively serve each and every child. Science tells us that the process of human development relies on relationships and interactions between an individual’s biology and one’s context and culture (Osher et al., 2018). These reciprocal interactions can function as either risks or assets depending on the nature of the relationships.”
“To this end, the recent passage of the California English Learner Roadmap policy (California Department of Education, 2017) is a step in the right direction.”
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