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 national trend is not catching on in California, the study found.
Four schools in the state currently use the name for their teams or mascots.
Users can access data for school districts or the state as a whole.
Retaining and attracting quality staff is difficult, respondents say.
Federal agency froze payments after audit found unallowable claims.
Allegations would go through a complaint process already in place.
Standard School District Superintendent Paul Meyers writes how adopting a restorative justice approach reduced suspensions in a problematic middle school by more than 50%.
Plans offer "slim evidence” of attention to foster youth, authors say.
Survey included students in grades 7, 9 and 11.
The report calls for a greater integration of special education into schools.
About half the students who are eligible eat school breakfast.
More than 10,000 preschool slots have opened up this year.
Funds were allegedly collected for students who never participated.
Black students and disabled students have the highest suspension rates.
Foster youth who live with relatives don't receive services.