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.
New College Board tool to identify students who have overcome hardship gets some support among private colleges; public colleges are wary.
Promise Academy had a partnership with the Tech Museum; its fight with San Jose Unified mirrors conflicts statewide over charter schools.
What's underway at this East Bay school could help other struggling California schools.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond join those calling for a major revision.
District employees and volunteers have been working seven days a week since the Camp Fire, to bring the students back to Paradise schools.
The school board will look into exactly how it will conceal the mural, but proponents of keeping the mural open to public view say they will now consider what options they have to do so.
Studies show that freshman year can be one of the most critical years in a student's academic journey.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
There is some evidence that California immigrant families are already disenrolling their children from public benefit programs, even though they are still eligible.
The state needs to take a more active role in translating policy reform into academic achievement for its youth in care.
When school opened in 2018, charter and private schools reported lower vaccination rates than traditional public schools.
Health experts recommend that at least 95% of kindergartners at a school be up-to-date with required vaccinations. View vaccination rates at California schools for 2018-19 with EdSource's interactive map.
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Former teacher recalls hopeful time half a century ago in a newly integrated middle-school classroom.