What sets the stage for student learning? EdSource Today 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.
Stockton Unified spent nearly $3 million on school policing from state money targeted for low-income, English learner and foster youth students, the ACLU found in a data analysis.
A suicide cluster in Clovis Unified has fast-tracked district efforts to do more to address students' mental health.
Standard metrics often don't capture the work of schools serving at-risk students.
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
If the state does not increase funding for these high-quality programs, up to 29 percent of them could shut down in the next two years, leaving more than 120,000 students with nowhere to go when the school day ends.
What is social and emotional learning and why should schools get involved in it? A guide offers answers.
The staff of the State Board of Education will revise the plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
A California Teachers Association survey found that 40 percent of teachers had received little or no training in alternatives to suspensions.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
No cost-of-living increases, a rising minimum wage and a threat of cutbacks in federal funding are making it difficult for after-school programs to prosper.
The statewide rate for kindergartners who are vaccinated reaches 95.6 percent.
Nearly 60 California school districts have declared themselves safe havens for undocumented immigrants.
California lags behind 40 other states in spending money on children for services such as education and healthcare, according to a new report.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a renaissance in education.
Schools have an important role to play to help students and their families cope with deportation fears.