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.
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.
Though tough and lonely, a year of distance learning offered its own opportunities for growth and learning.
A student's perspective on college during Covid.
California State University's decision to require all students and staff to be vaccinated before they can return to campus this fall has triggered a range of reactions from students.
The challenges of distance learning left many incoming freshmen worried about needing extra help to succeed in college.
While arts programs support academic and school climate goals, they are often the first to be cut from the budget.
Help with food and housing costs would enable more students to succeed and thrive in community college.
Surveying their peers provided high school students with unique insights on the effects of the pandemic.
The pandemic upended enrollment across California's community colleges. Students dropped out or elected not to enroll after facing problems with child care, jobs, family illness and frustration with taking courses online.
I never imagined having to deal with all of my struggles all at once.