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.
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.
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.
Legislators and advocates for students with disabilities praise the big increase that Gov. Newsom proposes for special education but reject his idea for spending it.
The guardians of four special education students claim their children were illegally put in restraint holds and secluded.
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
Charter schools did not cause Oakland’s problems and preventing more students from choosing charter schools will not fix them, researchers say.
West Contra Costa Unified’s superintendent and teachers’ union president work together on videos to attract families to district schools.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
The sex education recommendations are part of the state's overall health education framework approved by the board and have generated fierce opposition from conservative religious groups.
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
With the State Board of Education set to vote on new teaching guidelines, groups have launched an aggressive effort to remove recommendations focused on LGBTQ inclusiveness and others they deem too explicit for young students.