What We're Reading


April 2019

Winning the War on Poverty [David Brooks, New York Times]


February 2019

CSUs Partner with Local Community College to Streamline Nursing Pathway [CSU]

California Community Colleges #RealCollege Survey [The Hope Center]

L.A. Councilman Floats Idea of Ballot Measure to Fund Child Care [L.A. Times]

What it’s like to go to school when dozens have been killed nearby [L.A. Times]

California’s black students lag in college completion despite some gains [EdSource]


December 2018


October 2018


August 2018

Behind the Stats: Mark Courtney on His Newest Study on Transition-Age Foster Youth in California via Chronicle of Social Change

“Intersegmental Partnerships and Data Sharing: Promising Practices From the Field” via PACE

“Remedial Education Reforms at California’s Community Colleges: Early Evidence on Placement and Curricular Reforms” via Public Policy Institute of California

“Food Insecurity Hampers College Completion for California’s Students” via California Competes

“CSUN Is Using A Bot To Get Freshmen To Show Up For Class” via laist

McDonald's Workforce Preparedness Study, survey conducted by Morning Consult as commissioned by McDonald's


June 2018


Outside funders give L.A. Unified under new Supt. Beutner a $3 million vote of confidence” via LA Times

A Hunger for Information: California’s Options to Meet its Statewide Education Data Needs” via Education Insights Center

 The Water of Systems Change” via FSG

Housing Costs Are a Bigger Burden to California Students than Tuition” via the Student Loan Report

Call for Sessions for the 2019 Collective Impact Convening: Submissions due Sept. 7” via Collective Impact Forum


April 2018


When Collective Impact Has Impact: A Cross-Site Study of 25 Collective Impact Initiatives” via ORS Impact

From public housing to college: new national pilot helps low-income students in LA make that journey” via Ed Source

Guaranteed transfer path from community college to University of California announced” via Ed Source

Equity Alert: Getting Community College Student Success Funding Formula Right” via the Education Trust-West

 Engaging Employers: A webinar for cross-sector partnerships” via Equal Measure

 Progress in defining when students are career ready” via K-12 Daily 


February 2018


Equity Starts Early: Addressing Racial Inequities in Child Care and Early Education Policy” via CLASP 

Report Names Lasting, Traumatic Effects of Homelessness on Young Children in L.A. County, First 5 Calls for Trauma-informed Approach to Help Kids

Scaling Goodwill: The Challenges of Implementing Robust Education Data through Regional Partnerships” via The Education Insights Center

Legacy and Vision: 2018 State of the CSU” via The California State University 

New Amazon Headquarters – why education mattered so much” via Medium 


December 2017

A Portrait of Los Angeles County” via Southern California Grantmakers 
Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump: Increasing Stress and Hostility in America’s High Schools” via UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access Publications 


October 2017


August 2017


L.A. Unified is expanding beneficial dual-language programs for preschoolers” via the L.A. Times

States all over the map on ensuring educational stability for foster youth” via the Chronicle for Social Change

A new vision for California’s community colleges” via the Sacramento Bee

Cal State will no longer require placement exams and remedial classes for freshmen” via the L.A. Times

1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds” via the L.A. Times 


June 2017

"California must do much more to invest in a strong teacher workforce" via EdSource

"Understanding California's Early Care and Education System" via Learning Policy Institute

"Systems Change in a Polarized Country" via Stanford Social Innovation Review

"Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Supporting Progress, Evaluation Finds" via Philanthropy News Digest

"Class of 2017 Spotlight: Canoga Park High grad crossing 'bridge' to Cal State Northridge" via LAUSD Daily

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