Some COVID Orphans in California Will Get Financial Help
California has set aside $100 million for trust funds for children from low-income families who lost parents to COVID-19, which they can access when they turn 18.
California Counties Siphon Social Security Benefits from Some Foster Kids
When California counties take Social Security benefits from foster youth, advocates say it amounts to children paying for their own care.
CARE Court: Can California Counties Make it Work?
While state lawmakers show enthusiasm about California's new CARE Court, county officials are worried they don’t have the resources to implement the idea.While state lawmakers show enthusiasm about California's new CARE Court, county officials are worried they don’t have the resources to implement the idea.
California Foster Youth Can Still Benefit From New State Payments
In California, a new round of state payments could pass over some with the highest needs — including young adults transitioning out of foster care.
Juvenile Prison Workers in California Score $50,000 Bonuses
As California dismantles its youth prison system, the governor and unions strike a deal to pay out retention bonuses capping at $50,000.
Will There be Enough Teachers for California’s Ambitious Plans for its Youngest Students?
California wants all 4-year-olds in public schools within the next four years, but will there be enough teachers?
Substitute Teacher Shortage Hits California’s Low-income Students Harder
With substitute teachers in California in scarce supply and school officials worried about future staffing, one lawmaker is proposing solutions.
Community Colleges Need to Stop Pushing Remedial-class Enrollments
A California bill removes the requirement in community colleges of students to repeat math and English classes they passed in high school.