Social and emotional learning occurs when teachers and school staff help students develop the interpersonal skills they need to succeed in school and work. This skill-building happens in the course of everyday instruction, when teachers pause to encourage students to pose a question in a more respectful tone, imagine how others feel, take a deep breath to calm themselves down, break a goal into manageable pieces and more. Social and emotional self-management is thought to set the stage for productive, cooperative learning.
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.
About 56,700 laptops and 94,000 hotspots have been sent to districts across the state so far.
As schools prepare for the upcoming academic year, mental health must be a primary planning focus.
The superintendent of public instruction announced he is launching a training initiative to help end systematic racism in schools.
Pandemic exposed the digital divide and the needs of students in crisis, leaders said, adding that more teacher training is also necessary.
Expanded learning programs provide essential support and child care to families throughout the state.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Students and teachers are on break at the same time districts trying to ramp up ambitious “distance learning” programs.
For this generation of young people, the coronavirus crisis will be the defining moment of their lives.
Teachers heard students were missing school and wanted to let students know they were being missed, too.
Coronavirus creates need, opportunity for teachers to focus on social-emotional support for their students.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Students say this progressive community must do more to protect victims of harassment and assault and to create a culture of healing.
More than 34,000 students in foster care attend California's K-12 schools. Learn more about their unique challenges and the support systems in place to help them navigate through the education system.