Tag: Gov. Jerry Brown
October 16, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law about 100 bills related to education or children's issues. Most came from the Assembly. Some 26 were vetoed based on an EdSource tally of the bills that made it to his desk this year.
October 11, 2017
Michael Kirst says the special education system, rooted in concepts and laws that need updating, is battling to recruit and retain fully prepared teachers
October 10, 2017
The poll by Berkeley IGS/EdSource found nine out of ten respondents think that more aid for low-income students is very or somewhat important. Republicans show less support than Democrats.
September 12, 2017
Plan ensures maximum flexibility for California to continue its ground-breaking educational reforms.
September 12, 2017
Funding is intended to help those threatened by Trump's decision to end DACA
June 28, 2017
Budget increases Local Control Funding Formula to 97 percent, boosts higher education spending and preschool eligibility.
June 13, 2017
The Legislature wants to maintain financial aid for UC and CSU students from families earning between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. But that conflicts with Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to phase out the program.
May 21, 2017
The governor's view is it's better to wait to see if revenues come through than to cut later.
May 11, 2017
Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
The governor's May budget revision reverses his plan to reduce Cal Grants used at private colleges. He enters the controversy over a critical audit of UC by withholding $50 million until the university system shows that it better controls spending and improves management.
March 19, 2017
California would be first state to exempt income taxes for teachers. The income tax bill joins others bills aimed at easing state's teacher shortage.
March 16, 2017
Most teachers receiving layoff notices will eventually have them rescinded in coming weeks as districts receive better state budget estimates.
March 13, 2017
The new proposed grants for housing, books and transportation could cost the state as much as $1.6 billion a year. Gov. Jerry Brown's office described that as a noble goal, but wonders where the funding would come from.
February 14, 2017
Even though this year's application period is much longer, the number of applications for college grants under the California Dream Act is lagging behind last year's. Officials say some immigrant families are afraid to disclose personal information even though the state pledges to protect it.
January 31, 2017
California's public colleges and universities are among the most affordable, but many students still graduate with significant debt.
January 24, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown touts California's accomplishments and vows to protect immigrants.