The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety and stress.
West Contra Costa Unified is prioritizing teaching students the social and emotional skills they need to avoid violence.
The pandemic triggered mental health problems for many youth. Depression, stress, anxiety and suidical ideation among young people all increased sharply in the past year, in part due to social isolation and economic instability.
West Contra Costa and Oakland Unified will follow Culver City Unified, L.A. Unified in requiring students 12 and up to get vaccinated to attend in person.
Some campuses tracking vaccination rates, quarantines and weekly testing. While others only offer the number of positive Covid cases on-campus.
Teachers talk about how they are building relationships, addressing technology burnout and teaching social-emotional learning as campuses reopen.
An ACLU survey in March found that more than 30% of students said they’d lost someone close to them over the past year.
West Contra Costa Unified and other districts are emphasizing social and emotional learning and check-ins as students return to campus.
Teachers, school staff and child care workers are among those who could begin getting vaccinations as early as this week in some parts of the state.
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year.
Undocumented youth eligible to submit first-time applications remain in limbo after Supreme Court’s DACA decision.
Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
More than 99 percent of all K-12 students in California are affected by school closings.