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Stress, Anxiety and the Start of School
by Shereen Walter | August 16, 2020 | 2 Comment

As school begins with a whole new set of challenges, parents, families and students are struggling with new sources of stress and anxiety. What are the experts recommending to manage it all? Shereen and Carol round up some great advice for schools and parents to help kids cope.

Will School Budgets Survive?
by Carol Kocivar | May 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A tsunami is about to wipe out California school budgets like sandcastles on a beach. Unless Congress acts, kids are going to get hurt, and the damage will be long-lasting. California's Education Coalition is calling on parents to speak out, before it's too late.

Education Data in a Fog, as Usual
by Jeff Camp | May 5, 2020 | 3 Comments

When COVID-19 arrived, schools closed without much central coordination. A similar process may play out in reverse as each district decides how and when to re-open, and each family weighs its own choices. State and national education data systems aren't set up to track this.

California School Budgets: The damage is even worse than it looks
by Jeff Camp | April 9, 2020 | 4 Comments

California's education budget is already in worse shape than most people realize. The economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could clobber education for years. Without prompt federal support, students and teachers are in for a world of hurt. This post breaks it down.

With Schools Closed, How Are Kids Getting Fed?
by Jeff Camp | March 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Even in normal times, millions of families in California depend on school to help feed their children. In the context of a pandemic, basic food service is more urgent than ever. School food systems are rising to the challenge. How are kids getting fed?

Student Stress: COVID-19
by Carol Kocivar | March 27, 2020 | 2 Comments

A new schedule. Restricted access to friends. Living in close quarters. With schools closed, kids are under stress, too. Here's what parents need to look for, and practical steps you can take to help kids adjust.

What Will Students Write About the Pandemic?
by Jeff Camp | March 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Some students, creatively inspired, will produce amazing work in the coming months. Some of that work will be of lasting importance. It might just change the world. Imagine that you are a student living in the future, perhaps a few years from now. How might you answer questions like the ones below?

Healthy Food for Hungry Minds
by Tia Shimada | March 7, 2020 | 1 Comment

Governor Newsom has proposed significant new investment in California's school meal programs. Tia Shimada of California Food Policy Advocates argues that making the most of such an investment will require a new, inclusive approach.

Vaping: What Can Schools Do?
by Jeff Camp | October 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

A rash of vaping-related deaths has jolted school leaders and parents awake. Suddenly, vaping is everywhere in schools. It's dangerous. Here's what you need to know.

Adolescent Sexual Relationships: The Importance of Consent
by Shafia Zaloom | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If we’re not talking to our kids about sex, we’re the only ones NOT talking to our kids about sex. Parents, as the primary sexuality educators in our children’s lives, have to be a part of that conversation. Read more from Shafia Zaloom, author of Sex, Teens and Everything in Between.

Vaccinations and Schools
by Jeff Camp | August 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Schools play a critical role in keeping children and communities safe. A key part of this role is making sure that all children are properly vaccinated.

Suicide Prevention: The Role of Parents
by Shereen Walter | June 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

Suicide is a scary topic for parents, but it is the second-leading cause of death for teens. Here's what you need to know, and what your school can do to save lives.

Should School Start Later in the Morning?
by Jeff Camp | April 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

A big debate is brewing over what time school should start—especially for middle and high school students. The research for a later start is compelling, but change is hard.

Sex Education in California
by Jeff Camp | November 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

What do California schools teach students about sex? The rules changed in 2015.

Starting School with "Ouch!"
by Jeff Camp | August 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Vaccinations are one of the most important ways to protect children from preventable diseases, and all kids are immunized as part of the process of enrolling in school. In 2016 California stopped accepting "personal belief" exemptions. Here's how to check your community's vulnerability to an outbrea

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