California would be the first state in the nation to adopt a firm, science-based standard governing the amount of added sugar and salt allowed in school meals. State leaders can ensure that every student has the fresh, nutrient-dense food they need to thrive by passing Senate Bill 348.
Even one adult providing support to a trans or nonbinary student can make a lifesaving difference. When students can't find that support at home, teachers and counselors must help them feel safe and supported at school.
The needs of students with disabilities were not specifically considered in California's massive $4.1 billion allocation for a grant program to support the planning and implementation of community schools. These needs must not be ignored.
The academic needs of gifted children should be as much a priority as those of any other child. Yet California does not identify gifted children in the critical early grades, let alone require programming for them.