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.
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.
The longtime leader in the field says social and emotional practices help reach disconnected students and give purpose to learning.
Bay Area district saved some tutor positions at reduced hours after critics said eliminating the positions would hurt the neediest students.
Gov. Newsom signed the bill delaying start times for teenagers against the opposition of school groups that said districts know best how to set schedules.
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
Higher ed to get $6 billion and K-12 schools $9 billion, with most dollars earmarked for renovations; low-wealth, low-income districts would be favored.
Forcing schools to start later risks creating more problems for students and their families.
The classes are part of a state program to help children in foster care find and enroll in child care programs.
The school board voted on an amended version of the spending plan, which was updated after a complaint was brought against the district.