Educators consider chronic absenteeism a red alert - a blaring sign that a student might be academically at risk. As Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols reports, schools and parents now hace a new tool to investigate this critical problem.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols
California middle and high school students would not have to start daily classes until at least 8:30am, under a bill making its way through the California Legislature. However, many teachers may not like the proposed later school start times, as KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.
Students in California shouldn't have to go hungry if their parents haven't paid their school lunch bills. That's the idea behind a proposal in the state Legislature by Van Nuys Democratic state Senator Bob Hertzberg. Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.
A new study finds that as many as one million students in California have attended schools with water systems that didn't meet safe drinking water standards. Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.
A UC Berkeley report finds California school facilities are underfunded, and that's putting more stress on the budgets of districts serving low-income students. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.