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.
So far, almost no money in federal coronavirus aid bills has been set aside for students with unstable housing.
Transition to distance learning poses myriad challenges for community college students.
California schools could be used as in-person voting sites this fall
State hosts first panel for students to talk about their concerns about online classes and their mental health.
School districts can do a second round of layoffs if K-12 funding increases less than 2%. CTA will ask the Legislature to prevent it.
The pandemic threatens to derail the pathways to college and career for too many California students.
Ending the SAT/ACT as a requirement for freshman admission at UC will likely get attention nationally. Supporters of the move expect it will result in more ethnic and income diversity on campuses. Critics fear it will backfire.
College Board says students who couldn’t submit exams must retake them in June. Students instead want their original responses to be graded.
I have a confession to make. Distance learning is not working well in my house. My 5th-grader is not finishing all of her assignments.
State officials are developing guidelines on how to safely bring students back to campus.
Decisions would be made in the months ahead. If they reopen, campuses would at first require face coverings, limit class sizes, ban audiences at sports events.
Transition to distance learning might have been less bumpy if parents and students were consulted.
California schools will not be able to reopen safely unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California schools chief Tony Thurmond.
Still many uncertainties about when and how students will return to school.
The new college’s funding should go to other schools, legislators say. Defenders insist the school will help the newly unemployed retrain.