About CARE-ED

 

CARE-ED, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education, is a statewide collaborative of education researchers that aims to speak collectively and publicly and in solidarity with organizations and communities to reframe the debate on education.

September 1, 2020
CARE-ED releases research brief on The Shift to Online Education During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Concerns and Recommendations for California

In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED), a statewide collaborative of educational researchers, analyzes the empirical research on the effectiveness of online K-12 education nationwide, turning to issues of inequities and injustices in online education, particularly here in California, as well as the push for and risks of technologizing education. Although raising a number of concerns about online education, CARE-ED does not recommend rushing to reopen schools. The study concludes with recommendations for policies and practices for engaging in online education in ways that place priority on remedying the inequities and injustices that are being worsened during the pandemic.

Download the complete research brief on the shift to online education here.

November 1, 2019
CARE-ED releases research brief on Barriers to Diversity and Justice in the California Teacher Pipeline: Analysis and Recommendations for State Policy Regarding the Teacher Candidate

In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED), a statewide collaborative of educational researchers,
analyzes barriers to advancing diversity and justice in teacher education. Rather than a focus on national policy trends or on curriculum and program design, we concentrate our analysis on policy levers at the state
level, particularly regarding accessibility for and assessment of the teacher candidate. We conclude each section with recommendations for state policy and legislation.

The complete research brief on teacher certification assessments can be downloaded here.

April 11, 2018

CARE-ED releases research brief on Ethnic Studies and Critical Multicultural Education in California Schools

In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED), a statewide collaborative of educational researchers, analyzes the research basis for ethnic studies and critical multicultural education in public schools. We examine the racial framing of traditional curriculum, and highlight research on the impact of traditional and alternative curriculums on students academically and personally. We turn specifically to California to see the seeds of hope and change already growing. We conclude with recommendations for educators, teacher educators, educational leaders, policy makers, and advocates for continuing to expand ethnic studies and critical multicultural education as key levers for advancing democracy in schools and society.

The complete research brief on CCSS Assessments is available for download here.

February 15, 2016

CARE-ED releases research brief on CCSS Assessments

Here in California, public schools are gearing up for another round of heavy testing this spring, including another round of Common Core State Standards assessments. In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED), a statewide collaborative of university-based education researchers, analyzes the research basis for the assessments tied to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that have come to California. We provide historical background on the CCSS and the assessments that have accompanied them, as well as evidence of the negative impacts of high-stakes testing. We focus on the current implementation of CCSS assessments in California, and present several concerns. Finally, we offer several research-based recommendations for moving towards meaningful assessment in California’s public schools.

 

Highlights of the research brief are available for download here.

 

The complete research brief on CCSS Assessments is available for download here.

February 1, 2015

Open Letter to the Department of Education in Response to the Proposed Teacher Preparation Regulations under Title II of the Higher Education Act

CARE-ED (California Alliance of Researchers for Equity and Education) submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education in response to its request for public comments on the proposed federal Teacher Preparation Regulations. University-based researchers (including faculty, researchers, and administrators) throughout California were invited to sign their names in support of the letter.

 

View the signed letter here.

View Our Petition, "The Benefits of Ethnic Studies in Schools"

Available here.

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View Our Petition, "A Call to Cancel 2021 Student Testing in California"

Available here.

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View Our Petition, "Ending High-Stakes Standardized Testing in Teacher Education"

Available here.