$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
School districts will be able to cite an adverse fiscal impact to deny a charter school application, but not without making a strong case.
Advocates for more equitable state funding of school facilities see proposals for multi-billion dollar state construction bonds in 2020 and 2022 as a chance to make a case for changing the state formula for distributing money.
One bill would let school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students, at state expense; another calls on UC and CSU to consider phasing out the tests altogether.
California's open meetings, public records and conflict-of-interest laws will soon apply to charter schools. Newsom called for the legislation.
Legislation by the chair of the Assembly Education Committee would ban appeals, cap charters at the current level and factor in charter schools’ fiscal impact on authorizing districts
Dozens of districts are offering the tests at their own expense already, because scores on SAT and ACT, not Smarter Balanced, are what matters to high school juniors.
11th graders suffering test fatigue from too many tests and SAT better positions underserved students for college, proponents say.
Districts strapped with rising expenses could use the money however they want.
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
Colleges will have another option for a 4-year path to a teaching credential.
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.
Assembly Bill 1220 would require teachers to spend three years in the classroom before getting tenure.
The current reserve cap limits the amount of money school districts can set aside for future needs.