June 25, 2019
The questions on the children’s survey focus on experiences that range from sexual and physical abuse to parents separating or getting a divorce.
June 20, 2019
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
May 28, 2019
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.
May 9, 2019
The sex education recommendations are part of the state's overall health education framework approved by the board and have generated fierce opposition from conservative religious groups.
May 6, 2019
With the State Board of Education set to vote on new teaching guidelines, groups have launched an aggressive effort to remove recommendations focused on LGBTQ inclusiveness and others they deem too explicit for young students.
March 27, 2019
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician who Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed in January, is recognized as a pioneer in the study of how adverse childhood experiences affect brain development and life-long health.
March 10, 2019
The report used federal data to make the argument that schoolchildren in America are over-policed and under-supported by health and mental health professionals.
February 24, 2019
Striking teachers have forced California districts to address student-to-nurse ratios that are among the worst in the nation. But they have to compete with the higher-paying private sector in the midst of an overall shortage of nurses.
January 15, 2019
As students and educators in and around the town of Paradise begin a new semester, just two months since the deadliest wildfire in California history, they are carrying with them levels of trauma that will certainly impact their ability to learn and teach, experts say.
January 9, 2019
The budget proposal is expected to significantly expand paid family leave, home visits to help parents teach and care for their babies and screenings to identify delays early.
December 18, 2018
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.
November 14, 2018
The Trump administration proposes to deny people green cards for using Medi-Cal or food stamps. Benefits received by U.S. citizen children cannot be taken into account, under the draft regulations. But experts say parents could pull hundreds of thousands of California children out of health and nutrition programs out of fear.