This week, John Fensterwald and Louis Freedberg discuss the peace summit between Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa where they dismissed any lingering acrimony from their gubernatorial campaign, and Newsom clarified a position on charter schools.

Louis discusses the move to “performance-based budgeting” at California’s community colleges with two observers deeply familiar with the issue. And John talks about a new $300 million appropriation, directed to students with the lowest test scores, with an interesting backstory.

For background information:

In race for governorship, Villaraigosa and Newsom pledge unity

Legislative leaders strike deal with Gov. Brown on education funding 

California budget deal includes extra funding for students with lowest test scores