In a shift from an era when teachers were blamed for students' failures, several candidates express support for teachers.
California's size and diversity make universal preschool or extended paid leave a feat in some ways comparable to a national effort.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris championed tough-on-truancy laws while serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California attorney general. Now she's taking heat for it on the campaign trail.
The former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney also touches on gun violence in schools and law enforcement practices that could have fatal consequences for young people.