A slew of new laws affecting students’ physical, emotional and behavioral wellbeing will change how schools operate this year, in ways large and small. The laws regulate basic needs grants for truant students, pesticide use and expulsions for "willfully defiant" behavior, among other issues.
California ranks well above other states in preschool and kindergarten enrollment, but still ranks 45th overall in its efforts to support the education of its youngest children, according to a report by Education Week released today.
Education Week’s annual state rankings on K-12 education had welcome, though outdated, news for California: No longer rock-bottom, California moved from 50th to 46th in per-student state spending in 2011-12, the latest data cited.
KIPP charter schools are providing ongoing support, including building partnerships with universities, to help ensure that their students – many the first in their families to go to college – make it through college.
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for several major reforms in public education, including the continuing rollout of the Common Core State Standards, the state's new school financing and accountability system, and the administration of the online Smarter Balanced assessments.
School-based health centers in California will take the lead in educating school staff and families nationwide about asthma attacks triggered by dust, mold, smoke and chemical cleaning products, according to a new federal grant.
Early childhood workers, such as day care providers and preschool teachers, have not seen substantial increases in wages in the past 25 years, though expectations for their educational attainment have increased.
Once known as domestic education that raised images of young women learning how to be housewives, home economics of today serves more than 160,000 students across the state in programs that focus on careers in culinary arts, fashion design, child development and more.