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To Hold Back or Not to Hold Back

As summer approaches, many students and parents are celebrating the completion of another school year. Are all students prepared to move on to the next grade? Who decides if a student is at risk of being held back?  Grade retention policies vary by state, and in 18 states, including California,…

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UCs low-income representation

As California prepares to vote on the reinstatement of affirmative action in public colleges, a very valuable discussion is playing out about dismal racial representation in our schools that is particularly evident at UCs. And as we continue to analyze how we can combat this problem, it’s worth taking a…