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.
A system being unveiled at Anaheim High School this week includes high-resolution images of the school’s every nook and cranny.
In some cases, the diversity gap between teachers and students in California has widened.
A new national survey reveals a complex trajectory of how LGBT youth become homeless.
California in recent years has been encouraging more youth to vote and has urged 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register.
Researchers will spend five years studying California schools in order to get a better picture of how they can become places where people feel safer and more connected.
Will the passion provoked by the Parkland school massacre be sustained so that the current wave of protests evolve into an authentic youth movement?