Carolyn Jones is a senior reporter at EdSource. She was a reporter for 17 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered local government, the environment, breaking news and other beats. She’s also worked at the Oakland Tribune and Hayward Daily Review.
All articles by Carolyn Jones
Despite a funding windfall, California still lags near the bottom nationally in student-to-counselor ratio, although some districts improve.
March 1, 2022
More California schools are adding peer counseling programs as they find that by talking to each other, some students find relief from stress and anxiety.
February 18, 2022
Nearly $30 million is already allocated or proposed for dyslexia research and screening for young California students in an effort advocates say is long overdue.
February 3, 2022
An EdSource roundtable brought together diverse principals to discuss Covid, staff shortages and mental health — students', teachers' and their own.
February 1, 2022
More than 1 in 5 California students said they'd missed more than three days of school due to poor mental health. The survey focused on the pandemic's effects.
January 28, 2022
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety and stress.
January 25, 2022
Children Now's annual survey provides a comprehensive look at how youth have fared after nearly two years of the pandemic.
January 12, 2022
Health classes will soon include lessons on depression, bipolar disorder and other serious conditions to help students cope with emotional struggles.
January 10, 2022
‘Unintentional discrimination’ at the heart of disability lawsuit against California community college district
Federal discrimination case focuses on blind students' access to handouts and textbooks needed to participate in class.
December 30, 2021
Lodi Unified, in many ways a microcosm for the state as a whole, received more than $131 million in state and federal Covid relief funds, roughly a third of its overall budget pre-pandemic.
December 16, 2021
The Merced County middle school counselor led the effort to expand counseling services at her district and is the first from California to win the award.
December 6, 2021
Dropping D's and F's and working with students to master the material is seen as a way to improve learning and boost equity.
December 3, 2021
Black counselors can play a key role in ensuring Black students are placed in college prep classes and get mental health services.
November 8, 2021
Some California students with disabilities had been shut out of school this year because independent study wasn't in their learning plans.
November 5, 2021
Some parents are hoping schools will ease masking and testing requirements, but that could still be months away.