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.
Doctors urge schools to reopen, but some parents are reluctant to put children at risk.
Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
Some charter schools with technology already in place are putting greater emphasis on family support during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than half of California students surveyed after campuses closed said they need mental health services.
Chancellor Tim White said it will be necessary for classes to continue being held virtually because of "evolving data" on the coronavirus.
With no routine and limited access to services, students and their families are feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
The federal stimulus bill will pump $1.7 billion to California’s colleges and universities to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. At least half of that money will go directly to students.
Teachers heard students were missing school and wanted to let students know they were being missed, too.
Lack of access to schools and transportation during the coronavirus crisis might cause kids to go hungry.
About 20 percent of California students do not have access to the internet at home.
Coronavirus creates need, opportunity for teachers to focus on social-emotional support for their students.
California's shut down leaves many families in need of food. Throughout the state food banks are partnering with schools to deliver meals to families as well as school children.
Darling-Hammond says state will double down to support school districts, families and students.
Schools and teachers must focus on creative, workable solutions to provide their students with education during school closures.
EdSource is tracking schools in California that have closed due to the coronavirus.