In California, “juvenile court schools” – the schools for kids detained in the juvenile justice system – are failing at the job of educating young people in detention, according to a new study.
Richmond High School Health Academy students received a special presentation from Kaiser Permanente as part of a “reverse job shadow day” on February 9. Students in attendance at this first-ever event learned about different medical professions and got a taste of what working in those professions would be like.
According to a 2014 study, nearly one-third of teens in high school show symptoms of depression. The study also found that Hispanic youth are more likely than white or black youth to report feeling sad or hopeless for extended periods of time; additionally, girls were more likely than boys to report those symptoms.
The search for a new superintendent of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is in full swing after the school board hired a search firm in February.
The importance of getting this hire right cannot be underestimated. Our new leader has the power to transform the district and provide a high quality education to all students
According to a new study, teenagers who listen to rap become sexually active earlier than their peers. The study found that when middle school students listened to rap for three or more hours a day, they were more likely to believe that their peers had become sexually active, and subsequently more likely to try sex themselves by ninth grade.
Oakland native and 20-year-old R&B singer Kehlani reportedly attempted suicide earlier this week. She posted a photo on Instagram of herself hospitalized with an IV in her arm. Part of the caption included, “Today I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point.”
Sexual harassment can leave a mark of fear on a teen. Young people are afraid that telling someone could make the situation worse. Some teens don’t think it makes a difference to report harassment to online authorities because the people in charge of apps often can’t make changes other than to take the app down, which happens very rarely.