Studies and Projects

CEPAL Reports

* Where applicable, school names within certain reports are pseudonyms. 
HTI

The State of Human Trafficking Law, Policy and Education

This report explores combatting human trafficking through educational and legislative measures aimed at reducing the demand for commercial sexual services. In it is proposed new legislation, as well as substantive and procedural recommendations for future consideration by California policymakers.

 

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Increasing Access to Effective Teachers for All Children in California: Research Review and Policy Recommendations

This report was conducted in partnership with The National Center for Urban School Transformation. The intent of this study is threefold. First, it presents what research in the field of education has demonstrated to date about the role of teachers in providing a constitutionally guaranteed quality education. Second, it explores the implications of the research findings for state policymakers who are committed to educational equity. Specifically, it identifies current policies and practices that contravene the research. Finally, it proffers a set of recommendations for state education policymakers.


Student Misuse of Electronic Communication Devices (ECD)

Student Misuse of Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) On and Off-Campus (ECD Project) April 2013 (ECD Additional Resources)

The purpose of this report is to help school personnel in California and other states understand the issues involved in student misuse of their personally owned ECDs, and to help those administrators prepare policies and discipline rules accordingly.

San Diego Unified School District: Schools in City Council Districts 1-8

San Diego Unified School District: Schools in City Council Districts 1-8 March 2012

The purposes of this report are to characterize the subpopulation of SDUSD students served within each of the eight San Diego city council districts and to compare each of these subpopulations to the population of students in the district as a whole.

California Mayoral Empowerment Study

California Mayoral Empowerment Study January 2013

Mayoral control of urban school districts, which face many challenges and often fail to provide every K-12 student with a high quality public education, is a reform effort seeking to create a more integrated approach to school governance. This study examines the implications of mayoral influence in public education.

 

Profile of Latino Students in the SDUSD

Profile of Latino Students in the SDUSD 2002-2011

The purpose of this report is to describe the Latino condition within SDUSD, both over time and in relation to the overall student population.

 

The African American Student Profile: SDUSD

The African American Student Profile: SDUSD October 2011

The purpose of this study is to better understand the African-American condition within the school district, both over time and in relation to the overall student population.

 

San Diego Unified School District Status Report

San Diego Unified School District Status Report: 2002-2011

This report covers the school years from 2002-03 to 2010-11 and provides information in four areas: student enrollment, demographics, and students in underperforming schools; student performance on national and state tests; student high school performance and college opportunity; and financial and personnel trends.

 

Involving Chambers of Commerce in Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE Chambers Report)

Involving Chambers of Commerce in Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE Chambers Project)

Online Learning in Public Schools

A Summary of Existing and Pending Law Involving Online Learning in Public Schools November 2009

A Study of Career and Technical Education Funding in California and San Diego County

A Study of Career and Technical Education Funding in California and San Diego County May 2008

The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding of the policy, program, and funding environment involved with California career and technical education (CTE) at the state and San Diego County levels.

 

Public Involvement in Union Negotiations Under the Educational Employment Relations Act

Public Involvement in Union Negotiations Under the Educational Employment Relations Act September 2009

CEPAL National Trends in Catholic Education

Setting the Context for the Diocese of San Diego Catholic Schools: A Review of the History and Trends in Catholic Schools across the Nation

This is an excerpt from CEPAL's full report: Strengthening Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego (2014). This excerpt focuses on the national trends in and history of Catholic schools across the nation. It is meant to serve as a context for what is occurring locally in the Diocese of San Diego. The majority of issues and challenges that exist throughout the Diocese of San Diego school system follow national patterns that exist in other dioceses.  

Legal Implications Digital Tech in Schools

Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

This report is a condensed version of a much more comprehensive report, published in the Journal of Law and Education. It discusses some of the privacy implications that arise when students use digital technology in public schools. The report identifies three entities that are most likely to breach student privacy: advertisers, criminals, and the government.