Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
Schools and colleges across the state have had to shut their doors this week due to smoke, power shutoffs or direct fire danger.
$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
When school opened in 2018, charter and private schools reported lower vaccination rates than traditional public schools.
The questions on the children’s survey focus on experiences that range from sexual and physical abuse to parents separating or getting a divorce.
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.
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.