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Sunday, August 6, 2017

View of the Week (W-End Edition): On California Education This Week....

Because we are based here in California, we view our home state as a trailblazer.    As such , we are pleased to present this latest courtesy of EdSource on the latest in California for this edition of "View of the Week" in our Education Property:

Podcast: This Week in California Education
This week Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald interview interview Michael Fine, the new CEO of the state’s fiscal watchdog agency FCMAT; Pamela Burdman, an advocate for reforming remediation coursework at community colleges and CSU; and Larry Gordon, higher education reporter at EdSource, to discuss these key educational issues::

  • The clouds on the fiscal horizon for California school districts 
  • Efforts at CSU to increase graduation rates by building more on-campus housing

  • CSU’s far-reaching strategies to reduce barriers to graduation by dropping math and English placement tests, and by eliminating proficiency in intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite for non-science majors

Cal State drops intermediate algebra as requirement to take some college-level math courses
By Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource

The changes will permit students who are not pursuing math or science majors to take non-algebra based math courses for general education, such as statistics, personal finance or even game theory and computer science.

California state universities add dorm rooms as strategy to raise graduation rates, provide affordable housing
By Larry Gordon, EdSource

The 23-campus CSU system enrolls an overwhelmingly commuter student body but some campuses are trying to increase housing.
EdSource's 2017 Symposium — 
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary at our 2017 Symposium, Education For All: Serving California’s Vulnerable Children, Thursday Oct. 5th in Oakland, California 
Search data from California School Dashboard
By Justin Allen & Daniel J. WillisEdSource

Search all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's new school accountability dashboard. 
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