What sets the stage for student learning? EdSource reports on major school reform initiatives rooted in improving the physical, emotional and behavioral health of children and teens. Strategies include social and emotional skill-building, trauma-informed teaching and school-based health centers. The goal: Attendance improves, discipline referrals fall, teen pregnancy rates drop and engagement in learning increases.
Low-income districts have priority funding for a nine-hour day and 30-day summer school; lacking staff, they'll have an extra year to plan.
The story of Oakland’s efforts to eliminate school policing highlights four important lessons about what it truly takes to stop the criminalization of young people and their families.
As we enter yet a new phase of the pandemic, we must prioritize care and compassion for our students, families and educators.
West Contra Costa and Oakland Unified will follow Culver City Unified, L.A. Unified in requiring students 12 and up to get vaccinated to attend in person.
Testing up to 25 asymptomatic students and staff together can save time and money in some scenarios, with minimal disruption to instruction.
Lawsuit: Black students and English learners in Pittsburg Unified are disproportionately shunted into special education and subject to harsh discipline.
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
Legislators say the need is urgent as researchers estimate the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
Los Angeles Unified on Thursday voted to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all students 12 and older, making it the largest school district to do so.
Some campuses tracking vaccination rates, quarantines and weekly testing. While others only offer the number of positive Covid cases on-campus.
California public schools must act now and think differently to close Covid-related staff shortages.
A supermajority in the Legislature would rein in a new governor, who'd also face long odds on the big prize: selling a voucher initiative next year.
I feel calm about sending my eldest child, a second grader, to school even as I remain uneasy and unsure about a community playground where the potential for exposure to the virus could be much greater.
Covid test shortages and inconsistent protocols at schools are leaving California parents confused and frustrated.