CSU has also pledged $10 million to train more math and science teachers, but skeptics question whether that investment will be sufficient.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
School districts will be able to cite an adverse fiscal impact to deny a charter school application, but not without making a strong case.
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.
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.
Critics complain some California charter schools screen out students with disabilities and academically struggling students.
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.
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.
The current reserve cap limits the amount of money school districts can set aside for future needs.
Schools can help teach teens about healthy relationships, train staff to recognize signs of abuse.