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California Community Colleges must now offer a basic needs center at all 115 of its physical campuses. Most centers will offer food and housing support to begin.
With more students qualifying for special education, understanding the options is crucial for parents as they advocate for their children.
Due to the omicron variant's higher transmissibility, medical experts are recommending avoiding cloth masks and surgical masks in favor of higher-quality KN95 or KF94 masks.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 27 into law recently after researchers estimated the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
Children 5 and older are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination, but widespread misinformation about it has left parents with questions.
Recent laws have spurred historic changes to the state's juvenile system, where hundreds of young people are incarcerated each year at one of the state's four facilities.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
An ACLU survey in March found that more than 30% of students said they’d lost someone close to them over the past year.
K-12 districts have guidance on how to safely reopen campuses when California schools resume in the fall. Here's what you need to know.
California's community colleges plan to require many students to take an ethnic studies class. Here's what you need to know.
Learn more about college savings accounts and state and local proposals to start them for low-income youth.
This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions about how California is moving forward with plans for reopening the state’s K-12 schools for full in-person instructions.
Learn more about the state's tiered system of assessing coronavirus risk and how it relates to schools.
Get quick answers to common questions about California colleges and universities are responding to the pandemic and how students can access aid and support.
Big corporate property owners would pay the bulk of new taxes; opponents claim costs would be borne by small business renters.