Asthma, dental decay and diabetes are some of the most common health conditions students bring with them into the classroom – and cause students to miss school. Schools are forming partnerships for student health in a variety of ways, including school-based health centers that provide low-cost medical, dental and counseling services to students.
Few districts are tightening up masking and other restrictions that were in place at the start of the year, even for large gatherings like graduations and proms.
California and local school boards must allow parents to mentor their children on gender matters.
When students are encouraged to explore exactly who they are and who their classmates are — and not to expect everyone to conform to one homogenous view of the world — school becomes not just a place of education, but one of humanity.
What a California high school girl discovered about herself while living with cancer.
Supportive relationships with adults in their lives can help youth weather pandemic-related stress and steer clear of abusive relationships.
California is recommending masking in schools instead of requiring it after March 11, according to updated health guidance released by the state.
The suicide rate among Black youth is now nearly twice the statewide average, and they are more at risk of depression, anxiety and stress.
Some are most worried about schools shuttering again, fearful of remote learning, which caused emotional damage and learning loss for many.
Student absences, teacher shortages and high Covid rates marked the return to school. Some teachers are asking districts to tighten safeguards.
Health classes will soon include lessons on depression, bipolar disorder and other serious conditions to help students cope with emotional struggles.
No frozen pizza on the menu at Pacific Elementary in tiny coastal Davenport. The fifth and sixth grade chefs cook from scratch, luring families to enroll in their school.
California needs a master plan to provide safe and inspirational spaces for children to learn that are protected from disruptions caused by climate change.
States and school meal providers must take the lead to ensure progress in making school meals healthier is not lost.
Some California school districts, struggling with staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
Children 5 and older are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination, but widespread misinformation about it has left parents with questions.