The majority of California’s students come from families with incomes of less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and qualify for free- and reduced-price meals. These students often face obstacles to succeed in school. California’s funding formula provides more funding for schools to serve children who are low-income.
The agency that regulates California’s 1800 for-profit colleges needs reauthorization from the Legislature to keep operating. Lawmakers say they want it to do a better job protecting the 260,000 students at for-profit schools.
Whenever and however schools open for in-person instruction — during and after the pandemic — we cannot go back to business as usual.
Online platform can help teachers spot and respond to students who are struggling.
Across California, nearly half of all districts with elementary schools have reopened them to in-person or hybrid learning. White students more likely to be attending school in-person.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
High school graduates are putting off going to college as students and families cope with the financial challenges of the pandemic, a new national study shows.
When the delivery of high-quality instruction depends on reliable, high-speed broadband connections for every student anyone lacking these resources gets left behind.
Policymakers must provide at least $50 billion in federal pandemic relief funding to stabilize the child-care sector.
Distance learning is difficult in its own right. Distance learning while hungry will be even harder.
Parent leaders can be crucial for helping low-income families and those who do not speak English navigate distance learning.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
Building on summer pilot program, nonprofit group wants to help Oakland students in a program that gives low-income parents a stipend to oversee their child's online learning.
The obstacle is the way.
A challenge to get California foster youth signed up for financial aid paid off. This spring, for the first time ever, foster students surpassed high school peers in applying for federal student aid.
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.