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.
Nearly 8 million students nationwide were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year; California accounted for more than 760,000 of those children.
Though still angry over the deal Sacramento lawmakers made with the sweetened beverage industry, children's health advocates are busy plotting a new course.
California's FAIR Education Act is being emulated in Illinois and Massachusetts.
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
A new national survey reveals a complex trajectory of how LGBT youth become homeless.
A judge’s ruling in a case brought on behalf of schoolchildren in a Grand Canyon reservation could impact whether school districts are required to provide disability services to students impacted by trauma and adversity.
Teacher whose gun accidentally fired in a classroom was a reserve police officer and highly trained.
A UCLA survey of 730 schools nationwide found widespread negative impacts related to deportation fears.
School leaders share their tips for helping students and staff cope during and after natural disasters.
Of the nation's 1.6 million homeless youth, 40 percent identify as LGBT, according to one survey.
Newly signed law requires districts to do all they can to enroll needy families in the federally subsidized school lunch program
Hundreds of schools, some more than an hour from the fire zones, closed due to poor air quality. Others closed due to fire hazards.
An EdSource special report on how the housing crisis has forced more students into homelessness.
Nearly 15,000 children living in shelters, motels, cars or "doubled up" with other families
An audio story on the challenges facing homeless students in Oakland and the resources available to them, like the Dreamcatcher Youth Shelter