Backers of two competing tax proposals begin gathering signatures; will Gov. Gavin Newsom negotiate a compromise?
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Potentially two initiatives on the November 2020 ballot could create a choice or confusion for voters.
The CSBA sued after the Legislature squeezed funding for school districts by revising what programs fall under Proposition 98.
Critics complain some California charter schools screen out students with disabilities and academically struggling students.
Equity advocates give California an incomplete grade on its new accountability system.
Starting school after Labor Day appears to be passe — at least among the 30 largest school districts in California.
SB 328, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Cañada Flintridge, would require all middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Schools can help teach teens about healthy relationships, train staff to recognize signs of abuse.
Among the 211 districts that participated in the survey, 75 percent indicated having a shortage of qualified teachers for the current school year.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
The split decision says the Legislature has the prerogative to determine how much to spend.
Current law limits the amount of money districts can keep in reserves.
Federal agency froze payments after audit found unallowable claims.