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.
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.
As food needs for California's community college students have increased, their campus food pantries face stagnant budgets.
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
Some charter schools with technology already in place are putting greater emphasis on family support during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.
Home visitors are making video calls and parking outside homes to provide mobile hotspots to keep connecting with the families they serve.