CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
School districts will be able to cite an adverse fiscal impact to deny a charter school application, but not without making a strong case.
Six in 10 California voters say they would support a 2020 ballot initiative that would raise at least $11 billion for K-12 schools and community colleges in the state, a new poll shows.
L.A. Unified's school board and UTLA have ratified a contract, but L.A. County Superintendent Debra Duardo is skeptical the district can pay for its promises, and the Legislature may not agree to a charter school moratorium.
The state will absorb $700 million of school districts' additional payments to CalSTRS for the final two years of the higher payments required to restore the pension fund's financial health.
The current reserve cap limits the amount of money school districts can set aside for future needs.