California’s school finance system allocates extra funding for English learners, students who are low-income or homeless and children in foster care. Collectively, these students are often referred to “high needs students.” Though many students fall into more than one category, each of these groups faces unique challenges. In the stories below, EdSource shines a light on these challenges as well as strategies to address them. See also: Foster youth, Homeless youth, English learners, and Low-income Students.
We need more opportunities for family farms and schools to engage children with fresh, nutritious California-grown school meals.
CalFresh eligibility rules for students are changing in June. College students are being urged to apply before June 10.
Oakland's Hattie Tate is at the center of a successful reentry program that focuses on strengthening the relationship between school staff and students who have been newly released from juvenile detention.
When educators misinterpret assessment data, it can affect the support students receive or the classes in which they are placed, resulting in significant, even lifelong consequences for the student.
A teacher with a specialized credential to help California's latest English learners faces the truth: Her training falls far short, and the state must do more.
A new study of low-income Latino students suggests that how they score in reading and writing stems more from how they are taught and less from their family income or English proficiency.
Completing college while staying at home can provide just as many opportunities and rewards as going away to a distant campus.
A new paper aims to find consensus about literacy curriculum for English language learners and other students and early screeners for reading.
California has launched an initiative to end the incarceration of girls and young women after finding success with a pilot based in Santa Clara County.
Schools can make a dent in chronic absenteeism rates if they go about it the right way.
Many children of Hmong immigrants do not know their parents' native language well. The community does not have a separate nation in Southeast Asia.
Some researchers say the bar to be considered proficient in English is so high that only students who perform well can be reclassified.
CSU students now have access to housing grants if they're struggling to pay rent, thanks to a $10 million systemwide increase in state funding for basic needs.
Strong parent-teacher partnerships and evidence-based reading strategies are key, panelists said at a roundtable hosted by EdSource.
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