June 15, 2019

Billions in relief from rising school pension costs. Hundreds of millions more for child care and preschool. College grants for thousands of new teachers committing to teach subjects in high demand.

This week, we dissect Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first education budget to see which campaign promises he kept and which new directions he’s taking. Jonathan Kaplan, senior policy analyst for the nonprofit California Budget and Policy Center, gives the big picture for K-12 and higher ed, and EdSource reporter Zaidee Stavely highlights significant increases in funding for early childhood programs and education. Their take: a good budget for school districts and young children.

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