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HISTORIC SETTLEMENT OVER ABUSES OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY YOUTH PROBATION PROGRAM

In the settlement of a lawsuit against the unconstitutional Youth Accountability Team (YAT) program in Riverside County that treated thousands of youths — especially those of color — like hardened criminals for minor adolescent misbehaviors, the county has agreed to groundbreaking measures. Under terms of the settlement, the county will no longer enroll youths in […]

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State of Student Mental Wellness Report – California 2022

This report examines student wellness and access to school-based mental health support throughout multiple years of the pandemic. Student mental health is highly connected to student success and well-being. Findings from the surveys indicate students are experiencing a host of mental health issues, including but not limited to an increase in social anxiety, panic attacks,

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For Students in California, Arts Education is a Civil Rights Issue

Schools need to expand arts education to more students now more than ever. This is particularly important in California, as they are behind other states in the percentage of students enrolled in arts programs – just 39%, shockingly low compared with 70% in Arizona, Wisconsin and Ohio. The California Education Code requires complete Visual and Performing Art (VAPA)

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