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.
At least five rural schools temporarily closed this week to stop Covid outbreaks from spreading. More are planning to close next week.
Focusing only on "learning loss" rather than all the ways students and teachers have grown can lead us into deficit-thinking and lowered expectations for our students.
Teachers talk about how they are building relationships, addressing technology burnout and teaching social-emotional learning as campuses reopen.
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Some teachers are focused on giving students who are learning English as a second language lots of time to talk and write about their feelings.
With the FDA fully approving the Pfizer vaccine, more students and staff at California colleges will need to be vaccinated this fall.
Many small districts educated students who fled urban areas due to Covid, yet weren't compensated, with a big impact on their budgets.
Members of the EdSource Community Network, including students, parents, teachers and early education providers talk about their back-to-school concerns in the face of the delta variant.
The district is giving students and staff until Nov. 19. Students who don't meet that date will need to enroll in independent study.
Our current vaccinations rates are far below what experts say we need to control spread of new Covid variants.
An ACLU survey in March found that more than 30% of students said they’d lost someone close to them over the past year.
Teachers from West Contra Costa Unified will be reaching out to families one-on-one to address anxieties and ask about hopes for the next year.
"My kids put their heart into their studies, and I feel like I'm clipping their wings," said Ruiz Arévalos, who was forced to stay in Mexico two years ago.