SB 328 would have mandated 8:30 a.m. or later start times for most middle and high schools in the state, based on teen sleep deprivation research.
The bill passed Friday would expand the current ban, which covers grades K-3, to grades K-8. However, Gov. Jerry Brown, who several years ago vetoed a similar bill, has yet to signal support.
The bill would also reinstate requirements for schools to collect and report data on student restraint, and ban certain restraint techniques.
The measures include mandates for classroom door locks, school safety plans and the addition of school personnel to the list of people who can file gun violence restraining orders.
California colleges are pursuing a bold effort to improve graduation and transfer. Could its ambition be a stumbling block to success?
Though still angry over the deal Sacramento lawmakers made with the sweetened beverage industry, children's health advocates are busy plotting a new course.
"Getting Down to Facts" studies will take stock of a decade of change and point to what other states are doing differently.
With the current ban on such suspensions for grades K-3 set to expire in July, a bill that would expand the ban to include all schools is making its way through the state Legislature.
California is part of a national effort to restrict pushing children out of preschool for disruptive behavior.
Brown signed nine out of 10 bills sent to him by the State Legislature by the Sunday night deadline.
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
A suicide cluster in Clovis Unified has fast-tracked district efforts to do more to address students' mental health.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.
The bill would require a committee of educators, librarians and media experts to create guidelines for teachers.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.