Improving Education in California
With the adoption of a new school funding formula and related reforms, as well as substantial new investments in addressing teacher shortages, community schools, youth-based behavioral health, expanded learning, universal transitional kindergarten, increased staffing in high-need schools, and professional learning for educators, California has entered a new era in its decades-long quest for equity and excellence. To help inform the state’s systemic shifts toward whole child education, the Learning Policy Institute provides critical and timely research across several key issue areas, including teacher recruitment and retention; community schools; early childhood education; and equitable access and opportunity for students facing additional challenges, including those experiencing homelessness or in foster care.
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Early Childhood Education
Equitable Access and Opportunity