What California math teachers are saying about instruction and professional learning today

By Reino Makkonen and Elizabeth Burr, WestEd This Knowledge Brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about key policy issues related to teachers and teaching in the Golden State. Download the brief As California revises its...

New maps explore demographic profiles of California’s English Learner students

By Ryan Lewis Note: This brief has been updated as of 7/25/22; one finding based on a small number of students has been removed. Instructional supports for English Learner (EL) students are not “one size fits all.” Educational opportunities and supports can be more...

What California teachers say about their instructional materials for English learner students: New data and insights

By Elizabeth Burr and Ryan W. Lewis, WestEd This Knowledge Brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about key policy issues related to teachers and teaching in the Golden State. Download the brief We are excited to share...

CALE Voices from the Field: UCLA’s Dr. Kai Mathews on Teacher Diversity and New Teacher Preparation Funding

CALE is delighted to share the newest edition of our Voices from the Field policy video series, featuring UCLA's Dr. Kai Mathews. Dr. Mathews discusses why it's critical for California's students that we improve teacher diversity and how we can use new funding streams...

Challenging racial bias in the math classroom: California educators describe the problems they face and chart a path forward 

By Equity in Practice staff Equity in Practice (EiP) is a small group of educators and administers from seven school districts in California who have embarked on a path of improving Black and Latinx students’ experiences in math. The EiP work (see sidebar) began in...

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Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.
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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.
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