Proposed K-12 nutrition guidance could significantly impact children’s long-term health outcomes

Even partial compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed updates to K-12 nutrition guidance would lead to overall reductions in short- and long-term health issues for participating students, according to a recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. At a time […]

Supporting early childhood development through holistic public policy

Inequities in socioeconomic and daily living conditions can cause adverse outcomes for young people that persist through their lifetime, but early interventions can make a difference in K-12 achievement and adult life, according to the report Strengthening Early Childhood Health, Housing, Education, and Economic Well-Being […]

Bellflower USD trustee advocates for individuals with disabilities

How can local educational agencies better serve their students with disabilities? Bellflower Unified School District trustee Sue ElHessen, a long-time disability rights advocate, says some ways that question can be addressed is through education on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), empowering students by teaching […]

Study examines how one district is improving outcomes for foster youth

Family disruptions, trauma, out-of-home placements and school changes are common experiences among children in foster care, and often result in higher rates of disciplinary problems, grade repetition, special education placement and dropping out of high school, as well as lower academic achievement, and increased barriers […]

Promising practices to identify student homelessness from Long Beach USD and Monterey County

Housing insecurity and homelessness is a major issue in the United States, impacting more than 1 million young people across the nation and more than 224,000 California public school students. Long Beach Unified School District and local educational agencies in Monterey County are taking action […]