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 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.
Though tough and lonely, a year of distance learning offered its own opportunities for growth and learning.
At least 30% of California students surveyed by the ACLU said they'd lost a loved one during the pandemic. Some had lost multiple relatives.
West Contra Costa Unified and other districts are emphasizing social and emotional learning and check-ins as students return to campus.
A student's perspective on college during Covid.
Raging wildfires have become an annual threat to school districts in California's rural regions, and this year they are disrupting reopening plans.
Teachers' and classified staff unions support governor's decision to require vaccinations or regular testing for school employees.
Entering the fall, college students say they want the flexibility to learn how they're most comfortable, whether that's in person or remotely.
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
California State University's decision to require all students and staff to be vaccinated before they can return to campus this fall has triggered a range of reactions from students.
Students and staff across California are showing proof of getting the Covid vaccine so they can return to campuses.