The federal stimulus bill will pump $1.7 billion to California’s colleges and universities to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. At least half of that money will go directly to students.
This week: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to reporters about school choice and her latest initiative; an update on California's efforts to reduce remediation courses in community colleges; and the governor's revised budget proposal.
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 report strongly recommended rescinding the Obama policies that both emphasized alternatives to suspensions and expulsions and highlighted data showing that students of color and those with disabilities were more likely than white students to face these punishments.