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.
This report, based on a survey of California's 30 largest school districts serving some 2 million students, looks at how California schools are beginning to recover from years of budget cuts.