Newsom proposes funding for subsidized childcare, disabled students and a loan program for special education, math and science teachers.
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.
Place your bets: curbs on charter schools, passage of universal preschool, more money for K-12, more teacher strikes and the resignation of Betsy DeVos; an untested governor and volatile president may affect the odds.
The governor wants California Supreme Court to give public agencies, like school districts, the ability to change pension benefits for current workers in hard times.
Place your bets: CTA troubles, pension woes, student deportations, battles with Trump, tax reform and other issues.
Gov. Brown could fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule, with $2.5 billion to spare.
Districts' revenues may be back to pre-recession levels, but not their buying power, says FCMAT's Michael Fine.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The new Legislative Analyst’s Office projection for 2017-18 includes funding from Proposition 55.
Study finds the gap reaches 17 percent and 11 percent in total compensation.