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Overhauling Mental Health

Cal State Long Beach is launching an ambitious series of mental health initiatives that pair students and administrators with practitioners and community members to make resources more accessible.

July 1, 2022 | Inside HigherEd
Local organizations bring STEM programs to Los Angeles Unified

The L.A. STEM Collective is providing LAUSD students with hands-on and STEM-oriented activities this summer, like museum and aquarium trips and working with 'Tinker the Robot'

July 1, 2022 | EdSource
Gov. Newsom signs state budget with record funding for education

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion state budget Thursday that includes a record $128 billion for TK-12 schools and community colleges, and $500 million dollars for Golden State Pathways

June 30, 2022 | EdSource
A Later Start Time for Schools in California: The Pros and the Cons

Starting this fall California high schools and middle schools won't be allowed to start before 8:30 am and 8:00 am, respectively, following a state law proposed in 2019.

June 30, 2022 | EdWeek
Exploring career possibilities in your own backyard

Kohler Co. and College Promise Milwaukee create scholars program designed to retain local talent and create a pipeline of career possibilities

June 30, 2022 | Working Nation
How 12 Educators and Mentors are Weaving a Strong Society, Starting with Schools

During the past 6 months, a team with The 74 found and celebrated educators who persevered through the hardships of the pandemic to help their students continue to succeed in school and beyond.

June 30, 2022 | The 74
Apprenticeships Infuse STEM Workforce

Companies and community colleges are partnering to train future STEM-field workers. Registered apprenticeship programs are intended to increase opportunities for workers and widen the talent pools for employers.

June 30, 2022 | Diverse Education
This California school opened a safe space for students 12 years ago. Now the idea is spreading.

The youth mental health crisis existed long before COVID, but it was exponentially worsened by the pandemic. Safe spaces like one at a Fresno middle school help connect kids with counselors and reduce stigma around mental health.

June 29, 2022 | Hechinger Report
How Teacher Prep Programs Should Help Future Educators adapt to crisis and change

During the pandemic, teachers were forced to take on responsibilities and roles that exceeded their mental and job capabilities. Here are recommendations as to how teacher education programs should adapt.

June 29, 2022 | EdWeek