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.
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.
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
Thousands of youth-led protests took place on Friday leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.
The proposed bond on the March 2020 ballot will include money for K-12 districts, including preschool, community colleges, UC and CSU.
Gov. Newsom signed legislation that will ban out-of-school suspensions for disruptive behavior and willful defiance after next July.
Suspensions for willful defiance have declined sharply in recent years, but Sen. Nancy Skinner says more state action is needed.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.