School-based health centers in California will take the lead in educating school staff and families nationwide about asthma attacks triggered by dust, mold, smoke and chemical cleaning products, according to a new federal grant.
State finance officials last week granted the California Department of Education $3.4 million to fight a lawsuit that demands the state fix disruptive conditions in some high-poverty schools where students allegedly are being denied the fundamental right to an education.
California's enthusiasm for healthy school lunches appears unlikely to change under a proposed Congressional budget bill that would allow states to weaken new federal school nutrition requirements, including one that schools serve only breads and pastas that are "whole grain rich."
From kindergarten retention to graduation rates, education data show that American Indian and Alaskan Native students are faring the worst of all U.S. ethnic groups, according to a new White House report on Native youth.
The vast majority of California foster youth plan to graduate from college, but a much smaller percentage have the academic background they need to succeed, according to a survey of 17-year-old foster youth. The survey is part of a five-year study that is evaluating the impact of extending foster care benefits beyond age 18.
Eight California farm-to-school programs received federal grants on Tuesday with the goal of making broccoli cool on the North Coast, bringing traditional Karuk Tribe foods into Humboldt County schools and supporting local farmers across the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.
In response to efforts in many California school districts to reduce suspensions and expulsions, EdSource is convening an Educators Network for Effective School Discipline to help school and district officials as well as teachers share best practices and collaborate on successful strategies.
A review of 30 well-designed studies on after-school and summer programs across the country found mixed results regarding their benefits on student academic performance. Students who were below grade level in English gained the most from these programs, according to some of the studies.
Even though schools across California offer similar amounts of instructional time each week, and instructional days during the school year, students in high poverty schools get far less time for actual learning, a new report concludes.
A ground-breaking national study that would track the health of children from birth to adulthood may not happen after all. It has been put on hold over concerns about its costs and whether the research methods planned are outdated.
At long last, some school food service departments in California are going shopping, under orders from the California Department of Education to spend millions of dollars in federal and state school lunch funds that districts have failed for years to use for student meals.
Hayward school officials, police, businesses and churches are taking a gentle approach to reducing high truancy rates among students. Merchants are refusing to serve school-aged youths during school hours, and if students persist, police take them back to school to get them help staying in class.