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March 16: IDEA to release new Ed Opportunity Report next week

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  • 03-16-2011
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IDEA and UC/ACCORD will release the latest state Educational Opportunity Report on Monday, March 21 during a teleconference with state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Since 2006, UCLA IDEA and UC/ACCORD (All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity) have released an annual report highlighting the conditions on California's diverse public schools.

This year's report, entitled Free Fall: Educational Opportunities in 2011, highlights the effects the budget cuts have had on high schools and on students. We surveyed almost a quarter of the state's high school principals and did follow-up interviews with 78 of them.

Overall, principals reported less time--through shorter school years, and reductions or eliminations in after-school and summer programs--and less attention to students because the cuts have increased the amount of students to teachers and counselors.

These cuts have impacted the students' progress through high school and ability to graduate and move onto a four-year college or university.

IDEA Director John Rogers will share the findings of the report at 11 a.m. during the March 21 conference call. Also joining him will be state Supt. Tom Torlakson and two high school principals.

Embargoed copies of the report will be available upon request on Thursday, March 17.




MONDAY, March 21
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
DIAL 888-754-4430 and ACCESS web materials at with CODE 2674408
press release here.

For more information, contact Claudia Bustamante, communications director, at 310-267-4408 or

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