Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Phil Ting says school districts’ criticism of a proposed deal shows they want money but no accountability.
Newsom’s plan to reserve 10% of vaccines for teachers could lead to more schools reopening, but it could take too long to satisfy many parents if teachers insist on being fully immunized before returning
Lawmakers would offer $2 billion to bring back elementary school students after April 15; Newsom favors a speedier timetable.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s K-12 education budget proposal includes a cost of living adjustment that allows some districts to avoid cuts next year.
All but four of California's counties are in the purple tier as of Jan. 26, 2021.
Across California, nearly half of all districts with elementary schools have reopened them to in-person or hybrid learning. White students more likely to be attending school in-person.
Disagreements over vaccinations and extensive Covid testing appear among issues yet to be resolved for elementary students to return to class.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
Voluntary CDC guidelines leave many issues up to local communities to decide, including vaccinations and testing.
Districts have carried over unspent money intended for high-needs students to use however they want. The governor says the practice must end.
Without the change, students could have seen their Cal Grants cut by $1,028 a year. Enrollments at many private colleges in California already have declined in the pandemic.
If legislators agree with the proposal, teacher candidates will no longer have to take two of the tests currently required to earn a credential.
San Francisco lawsuit is the first of its kind in California, and likely the country, as schools grapple with distance learning.
State must enhance flexibility and resources for school districts even after students return to campus.
Many parents are calling for a safe and swift return to live in-person instruction as soon as possible.