Asthma, dental decay and diabetes are some of the most common health conditions students bring with them into the classroom – and cause students to miss school. Schools are forming partnerships for student health in a variety of ways, including school-based health centers that provide low-cost medical, dental and counseling services to students.
Shootings, fires and social media have left students stressed and anxious. Counselors say it’s hard to keep up.
Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
Schools and colleges across the state have had to shut their doors this week due to smoke, power shutoffs or direct fire danger.
Gov. Newsom signed the bill delaying start times for teenagers against the opposition of school groups that said districts know best how to set schedules.
Forcing schools to start later risks creating more problems for students and their families.
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
The bill would allow the state to review a medical exemption if a child attends a school with an immunization rate of less than 95 percent.
There is some evidence that California immigrant families are already disenrolling their children from public benefit programs, even though they are still eligible.
When school opened in 2018, charter and private schools reported lower vaccination rates than traditional public schools.
Health experts recommend that at least 95% of kindergartners at a school be up-to-date with required vaccinations. View vaccination rates at California schools for 2018-19 with EdSource's interactive map.
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
The new coalition aims to impose a statewide tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
See vaccination and medical exemption rates at your school - and every California school with data.
The questions on the children’s survey focus on experiences that range from sexual and physical abuse to parents separating or getting a divorce.
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.