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.
Trump pushes for schools to reopen
Teachers realize there is more to distance learning than keeping the children’s study skills fresh, and adapt their classes to meet the need.
Here’s what has been issued so far from the state, county offices and other agencies.
Our economy cannot successfully reopen if we do not support the health and safety of child care providers in the coming months.
Pandemic presents an opportunity to make public schools work better for all children.
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.
The California Teachers Association says a 45-year-old law on classroom recordings prevents districts from requiring live online instruction.
California’s smallest school districts struggle to pay for supplies, staff and technology needed to reopen schools.
A divided Los Angeles school board voted 4-3 to cut more than a third of the school police department's budget.
As food needs for California's community college students have increased, their campus food pantries face stagnant budgets.
School districts prefer late payments to budget cuts but some districts will bear a larger burden, and it may be years before deferrals are paid off.
Students want to help solve real-world challenges, the pandemic presents an opportunity to empower them.
As districts disband or reform their police units, policymakers consider how to improve campus safety statewide.
Regular temperature checks, physical distancing and even new restrictions on lunch are common as schools have reopened across the globe.