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 part of a growing national movement that is "catching on" in California.
The investigation resulted in 22 arrests, including an autistic student.
Lower rates of suspension were correlated with higher academic achievement for every racial group in the state, the study found.
The Student Voice campaign encourages meaningful connections with teachers.
The school districts are charged with failing to provide mandated PE instruction.
District documents range from 47 to 438 pages
First national, comprehensive study looks at math and reading achievement.
Schools will be required to assess struggling readers specifically for dyslexia.
Native American groups have campaigned for the change for more than 50 years.
California has been a national leader in mandating healthy school lunches.
The referendum needed to collect 365,880 signatures but got 149,135.
The course will combine education on sexual health and HIV prevention.