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.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
District policy of random searches disrupted instruction and made students feel less safe, principal says.
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
Abandoning school desegregation as a top priority was a mistake, UC Berkeley professor says.
As districts have worked to reduce suspensions and expulsions, they’ve increasingly turned to restorative justice as an alternative.
Promoting understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities can reduce microaggressions, overt discrimination and harmful conflicts.
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One recent study found that among foster youth who enrolled in post-secondary education just 49.6 percent completed their first two semesters.
The questions on the children’s survey focus on experiences that range from sexual and physical abuse to parents separating or getting a divorce.
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
Governor goes beyond minimum required under Proposition 98 to absorb $3.1 billion in districts' pension payments and address teacher shortage.
A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
Butte County’s Oroville City Elementary School District, which has a suspension rate that is three times the statewide average, is being investigated by the state Bureau of Children's Justice.
California districts should use insights from surveys of students' habits of mind but not rate schools by the results, a PACE research project concludes.