Some school districts emerge as models for serving foster youth, but others are doing little to target them with specific programs.
School officials are increasingly focused on students’ social and emotional learning.
Behind the high suspension rates in rural areas are family struggles with poverty, mental illness, addiction and parental incarceration, a dearth of resources to address those needs and underfunded schools.
Community organizations, businesses and individuals from throughout the state are raising funds to ensure the senior class has a prom, senior trip and other events.
As needs far outpace resources, districts are increasingly turning to outside partnerships to provide services that they see as crucial to a student's 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.
Olenka Villarreal is the founder and executive director of Magical Bridge Foundation, which creates inclusive playgrounds that everyone can use, including young people with disabilities.
Social workers, legal referrals, tutoring and health services are among the district's offerings.
An Urban Institute reports finds entitlements for the elderly, rising payments on national debt and spending caps on safety net programs will squeeze investments in America’s next generation.
A nationwide poll found that while an increasing number of parents fear for their children's safety at school, a significant majority do not want teachers to be armed.
Advocates say students need to feel safe to focus on learning.
A flurry of state legislation aimed at making schools safer was proposed after the Parkland school massacre. Here’s where the various proposals stand now.
Wildfires, floods and soaring housing costs have left thousands of families homeless in outlying areas of the state.
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative justice helped save it.