School superintendents, already dealing with severe staff shortages, are concerned that testing and vaccine mandates could make matters worse.
Declining rates of Covid add urgency to reach a deal with legislators to reopen schools for young children and struggling students, he says.
Debate swirls over safety and liability as some high-needs students head back to the classroom.
A possible state budget agreement would require a tradeoff of no cuts for K-12 schools in exchange for no layoffs of school employees for one year.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
While pushing back the LCAP deadline, Newsom orders districts to report on distance learning and school closure expenses by July 1.
The governor is expected to postpone the LCAP; legislators will be asked to cancel the California School Dashboard for one year.
To avoid competing tax initiatives benefiting education on the same statewide ballot, it eyes 2022 instead.
Potentially two initiatives on the November 2020 ballot could create a choice or confusion for voters.
Whether it's clamping down on charter schools or changing teacher tenure, candidates can say a lot more than they can actually do.
Brown's decision is a bitter disappointment for youth and civil rights advocates who have made eliminating suspensions for "disruption and defiance," which are disproportionately meted out to students of color, a priority.
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.
If schools could improve their work environments, and stop the flood of teachers leaving the field, the teaching shortage would go away, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
The groups disagreed over a proposed compromise.