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.
Many schools serving low-income students already fail to offer all the courses needed for admission to CSU campuses.
Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state.
California schools must do a better job of counting and providing services to homeless students, audit says.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
Focusing primarily on academic achievement and test scores not enough to prepare students for future challenges.
A recession is still a ways off, says the Legislative Analyst's Office; mandated costs will eat into an estimated $3.4 billion increase.
Shootings, fires and social media have left students stressed and anxious. Counselors say it’s hard to keep up.
“It’s a sad day in Saugus, sad day in Los Angeles County and the nation,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
Much has changed since voters approved Proposition 187, an initiative to expel undocumented students from its public schools and universities.
Thousands of California college students, graduates and employees would be at risk of deportation if DACA is terminated.
A new Legislative Analyst’s Office report is intended to provide a “high level review” for the Legislature as it considers overdue reforms.
Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
Schools and colleges across the state have had to shut their doors this week due to smoke, power shutoffs or direct fire danger.
Counseling and tutoring should be embedded in school discipline programs, experts said.