The Legislative Analyst's Office predicts the state will have to dip into its reserves to cover a shortfall in education funding.
A nearly $10 billion education rainy day fund and districts' own reserves would protect schools according to state analysts. At issue is how much funding Newsom and the Legislature should to commit to ongoing spending.
LAO's deputy analyst on why K-14 schools can expect a big surplus, not cuts, next year. Plus, a study confirms schools minimize civics ed – at their peril.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office forecasts schools and community colleges can expect a record one-time surplus of $13.1 billion in 2021-22.
Next week's May budget revision may include clues about whether schools are in for the largest single-year cut as they face unprecedented costs.
The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts.
Since 2016, California Community Colleges have offered bachelor's degrees. A non-partisan state agency report gives a mixed review of the 15 programs.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A recession is still a ways off, says the Legislative Analyst's Office; mandated costs will eat into an estimated $3.4 billion increase.
A new Legislative Analyst’s Office report is intended to provide a “high level review” for the Legislature as it considers overdue reforms.
The Legislative Analyst's Office projects that a 3.1 percent increase would cover little more than inflation, but early education advocates see potential opportunities elsewhere in the state budget.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that Brown tie funding to the academic outcomes of low-income students.
A new study found that the online catalog is difficult to search and that the lack of a common computer platform discourages students.
An independent report gives mixed reviews — positives include attracting students to bachelor’s programs and approval from some regional employers.
Gov. Brown could fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule, with $2.5 billion to spare.