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.
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.
Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
The county office of education is coordinating a multi-district use of a common distance learning platform and providing internet access.
Education Trust-West, the survey's sponsor, sees evidence that months-long school closures will compound challenges facing low-income students.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
Gaps in access to technology forces teacher to innovate to reach his students and their parents.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is urging the small district in Tulare County to close.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
School officials report families are concerned about signing up for school lunch and other services.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Removing tests from admissions process would allow UC to recruit and educate California’s best and brightest from all backgrounds.
Team of mentors and counselors from San Jose charter high keep in touch to ease transition to college for first-generation college students.