California’s school finance system allocates extra funding for English learners, students who are low-income or homeless and children in foster care. Collectively, these students are often referred to “high needs students.” Though many students fall into more than one category, each of these groups faces unique challenges. In the stories below, EdSource shines a light on these challenges as well as strategies to address them. See also: Foster youth, Homeless youth, English learners, and Low-income Students.
Completing college while staying at home can provide just as many opportunities and rewards as going away to a distant campus.
A new paper aims to find consensus about literacy curriculum for English language learners and other students and early screeners for reading.
California has launched an initiative to end the incarceration of girls and young women after finding success with a pilot based in Santa Clara County.
Schools can make a dent in chronic absenteeism rates if they go about it the right way.
Many children of Hmong immigrants do not know their parents' native language well. The community does not have a separate nation in Southeast Asia.
Some researchers say the bar to be considered proficient in English is so high that only students who perform well can be reclassified.
CSU students now have access to housing grants if they're struggling to pay rent, thanks to a $10 million systemwide increase in state funding for basic needs.
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Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s proposed 2023-24 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's donations have already benefited more than 100 California organizations, many focused on education and youth development.
The lawsuit by Public Counsel said that for-fee courses offered by district-affiliated foundations violate students' constitutional right to a free education.