While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative justice helped save it.
Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities, while some say it's being oversold as a quick fix.
A new national survey reveals a complex trajectory of how LGBT youth become homeless.
Of the nation's 1.6 million homeless youth, 40 percent identify as LGBT, according to one survey.
University of Chicago researchers surveyed 26,000 young people ages 13 to 25 to gauge the extent of homelessness.
Federal law guarantees homeless children a right to an education, regardless of where they're living.
An EdSource special report on how the housing crisis has forced more students into homelessness.
Explore our map showing the percentage of homeless students as reported by California's more than 10,000 schools.
Nearly 15,000 children living in shelters, motels, cars or "doubled up" with other families
An audio story on the challenges facing homeless students in Oakland and the resources available to them, like the Dreamcatcher Youth Shelter
Over a quarter of the state’s nearly 10,500 schools report zero homeless students meaning homeless students in those districts aren't receiving the specialized assistance required by state and federal law.