Lawmakers would offer $2 billion to bring back elementary school students after April 15; Newsom favors a speedier timetable.
State and federal guidelines are similar in many respects, but California is stricter on when Covid rates permit schools to reopen.
Disagreements over vaccinations and extensive Covid testing appear among issues yet to be resolved for elementary students to return to class.
Head of teachers' union says CTA's guidance are recommendations to local chapters, and that reopening should be a "collaborative process with all stakeholders involved."
Hours after Gov. Newsom said schools could reopen before teachers are vaccinated, five school unions rebut that and other points.
Many parents are calling for a safe and swift return to live in-person instruction as soon as possible.
Gov. Newsom should sit down with union leaders to negotiate a safe statewide reopening of all public schools for in-person instruction.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
Amid rampant spread of Covid-19, teacher opposition makes the prospect of a large-scale return of students to campuses less likely anytime soon.
Almost two-thirds of voters don't want their children to return to school now because of concerns about the coronavirus, according to a poll commissioned by the CTA
Charter schools and district leaders in Los Angeles are at odds over a law giving districts more authority to reject charter schools.
The California Teachers Association says a 45-year-old law on classroom recordings prevents districts from requiring live online instruction.
School districts can do a second round of layoffs if K-12 funding increases less than 2%. CTA will ask the Legislature to prevent it.
Ballot measure proponents advocate for a new, ongoing source of funding for state's education priorities.
Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have given California teachers at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave.