In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence

May 16, 2018

In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence
A new analysis of state data shows that while chronic absence affects nearly all schools in California, it is also heavily concentrated.  Nearly one out of ten traditional public schools in California, or 822 schools, had high levels of chronic absence that affect 20 percent or more of their students.  At such high levels, all students in the classroom are potentially affected when teachers have to deal with the churn of sporadic attendance.

Moving from Serving Youth to Engaging Youth

March 08, 2018

Moving from Serving Youth to Engaging Youth: Youth-led Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Interventions in UC CalFresh Nutrition Education
March 2018

Farm Bill Requests Abound at California Listening Session

August 15, 2017

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program received a lot of support at a farm bill listening session held in Modesto, California, as hunger advocates and academics from the state's Central Valley urged House lawmakers to protect and even expand the program to benefit families, food banks, farmers markets and California fruit and vegetable growers... Denise Hunt, a registered nurse and representative on the Stanislaus County Children and Families Commission, cited data showing high rates of children in poverty on the San Joaquin Valley.

Building Equitable Student Transit (BEST)

May 01, 2017

Affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation is fundamentally important to school success. Although prior generations of students relied on the iconic yellow bus for school travel, ongoing budget cuts have led to service being curtailed or eliminated across California school districts. Public transit systems are likely to play an increasingly important role in school access in this environment, but little is known about how well existing systems work to get students to school and the types of student populations that are well-served.