California's likely next governor has yet to spell out how much implementing his strategy will cost.
Newsom also pledges, if elected governor, to sign legislation that would require greater transparency in the operations and finances of charter schools.
The likely future governor of California opens a window to the painful world of dyslexia experienced by millions of children and adults.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa placed third, despite $23 million from charter school supporters who backed his campaign.
Contributions to independent expenditure committees set up by charter school advocates to back Villaraigosa near $23 million.
Advocates challenge the next governor to do more to make college affordable.
All four leading Democratic candidates respond to EdSource questionnaire on education issues; the two leading Republicans did not.
The candidates differ on how they would work toward their goals to improve education in California.
The race's four leading Democrats answered questions that dive deep into early childhood, K-12 and higher education.
Travis Allen's desire to cut funding for educating undocumented students is a reprise of the anti-immigrant fervor of the Proposition 187 era.
In contrast, the Republican candidates oppose providing state-subsidized preschool for all California 4-year-olds.
Next California governor is likely to be a strong advocate for the expansion of early education programs.