The Covid pandemic upended schools and colleges, forcing students to navigate a new reality threw many of their plans into disarray. Even after schools returned to in-person instruction, students, teachers and communities have continued to struggle. In this section, hear first-hand from students about their experiences and how they are confronting the challenges they face as well as their perspectives and ideas for improving California’s education system.
The Alameda County registrar has yet to implement two youth voting measures that passed by wide margins in 2020
The new Los Angeles Unified superintendent has an opportunity to remove entrenched barriers in the district that keep too many students from realizing their full potential.
Timely, supportive mental health services can rescue a student in crisis.
Problems caused by extreme heat at this year's UC Davis graduation ceremonies underscore the importance of planning for extreme conditions.
Autism makes college harder. But perseverance and support services are helping this student make his way through.
The prospect of returning to UCLA for in-person classes after the pandemic was scary, but in the end, I found some of my worries were overblown.
What a California high school girl discovered about herself while living with cancer.
Members of EdSource's California Student Journalism Corps asked students at several California campuses, as well as one professor, what they felt was the optimal mix of online versus in-person instruction.
The end of California's mask mandate for schools Monday meant students and school staff no longer have to wear masks to school, but many still did.
War worries distract California college students with families, friends in Russia and Ukraine.
Supportive relationships with adults in their lives can help youth weather pandemic-related stress and steer clear of abusive relationships.
Journalism major gets the scoop on how to love Cal State LA: It's about finding those who share your passion. For her, it was in a newsroom.
Father's consistent focus on college and support through challenging times helped guide this student to grad school.
Recent high-school grad and first-generation college student advises other students: Stretch yourself and seek support from your school and communities.
Members of the EdSource Community Network, including students, parents, teachers and early education providers talk about their back-to-school concerns in the face of the delta variant.