A bill authored by San Diego Assemblymember Toni Atkins that will strengthen California’s child pornography reporting laws has advanced further in the legislative process with a bi-partisan, unanimous vote of the Senate Public Safety Committee.
The union showed its willingness to defend an expensive and cumbersome process for firing bad teachers at almost any cost - even if that means school districts must continue to spend exorbitant sums of time and money to dismiss teachers in cases involving sex, drugs or violence with students.
Welfare officials can take children from parents who negligently cause the death of a son or daughter, such as failing to place them in a car seat, even if there was no criminal harm, the California Supreme Court ruled.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a roughly $92 billion state budget late Wednesday, approving deep, controversial cuts to health care and welfare programs - but the fate of schools, colleges and universities rests with voters, who will decide this fall...
Programs to promote healthy eating can substantially reduce the amount of unhealthy foods and beverages on school grounds if the programs focus on a school's specific needs and involve teachers, parents, staff and administrators, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have awarded multi-year grants to PCI for its California Border Healthy Start (CBHS) Project, totaling $1.25 million.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California legislators may have passed a budget, but Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are fighting to a standoff over his proposal to restructure the state's welfare program, including CalWorks and child care assistance programs.
The UCLA Health Center for Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy this month released the first-ever report detailing the numbers of overwight and obese children in cities across the state.
SAN FRANCISCO (NAM) -- Janet Zamudio, a working mother of modest means, says the paid family leave she took soon after her third child, Maya, was born helped her feel “valued as a mother, as well as valued by the state” of California.
LOS ANGELES — The effort to have parents drive school reform received a substantial boost with a court ordering a San Bernardino County school district to accept a parent petition demanding changes at a failing elementary school.
As students gear up to head back-to-school, health officials are urging parents to get their children vaccinated against pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and they say now is more important than ever to get the shot.
Advocates for California children were outraged Thursday when Democrats in the Legislature disclosed that they had accepted Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate the Healthy Families insurance program next year.