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.
As food needs for California's community college students have increased, their campus food pantries face stagnant budgets.
Cerritos College opens state’s first exclusive housing for homeless community college students.
So far, almost no money in federal coronavirus aid bills has been set aside for students with unstable housing.
Just as they are being asked to do more, districts will have less.
College staff who work with students and understand their needs are key.
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.