Last year California was home to more than 270,000 homeless children, a number that’s been growing steadily due to the housing crisis. Those children live in almost every district in the state and have unique educational needs. EdSource takes a close look at the challenges these children face, and what schools and communities are doing to help.
Many homeless students may be “lost to school forever” as campuses closed in response to the pandemic, advocates fear.
Cristina Zetino alternates between three different homes throughout the week while juggling work and classes.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
California schools must do a better job of counting and providing services to homeless students, audit says.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
Though no one knows exactly how many college students are homeless, experts believe the problem has worsened.
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
Despite steady overall progress, gaps among student ethnic and racial groups persist. The new data will indicate which low-performing school districts will receive assistance when the California School Dashboard is released next month.