California's school year will begin with fewer Covid protocols, universal transitional kindergarten, more afterschool programs and community schools, and later start times for older students.
There are 40% more teachers in poor schools who lack the required qualifications than in the richest schools, an EdSource analysis found.
The goal is to improve families' health and lure more young people to the field.
Fremont High School in Oakland has seen its enrollment jump, and the number of students who qualify for college admission has nearly tripled.
Five years after expanding its program, Fremont High has seen dramatic improvements.
Pathways prepare high school students for college and work by creating rich learning experiences that combine rigorous academics with career training and quicker routes to higher education.
The state's "whole child" model stresses collaborating with parents, teachers and community organizations; 265 districts are to receive initial funding.
All students experiencing homelessness are entitled to certain supports under federal law, and homeless liaisons are tasked with providing that support. But will there be enough funding to support each homeless child once they are identified?
California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.
Student absences, teacher shortages and high Covid rates marked the return to school. Some teachers are asking districts to tighten safeguards.
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
Policymakers and administrators must have the courage to make big changes to provide students more access to mental health professionals.
The story of Oakland’s efforts to eliminate school policing highlights four important lessons about what it truly takes to stop the criminalization of young people and their families.
Visiting an Oakland Unified middle school, Newsom said he feels humbled and energized by the recall victory, and urges Covid safety measures.
Recent high-school grad and first-generation college student advises other students: Stretch yourself and seek support from your school and communities.