Persistence pays off for Assemblywoman Shirley Weber with a compromise resulting in $300 million in one-time spending.
Candidate for state superintendent ran programs for struggling kids 20 years before running for public office.
Bill would modify the Local Control Funding Formula to add money for the lowest-performing student group; it could violate the law barring preferential treatment based on race or ethnicity.
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi says data will show if funding is really spent on English learners and low-income students.
Both bills would add optional third year; school districts prefer one version, CTA the other.
Proponents said public needs to know where money from Local Control Formula goes.
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
The amended bill proposing longer probationary period clears the Assembly by a big margin but key provisions are left out.
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.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
AB 2548 also called for simpler, clearer school and district reports cards.