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.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The recommendation would cover an estimated 270,000 4-year-olds.
Districts could charge enrollment fees for families who aren't low-income.
An LAO report says Legislature should avoid "broad statewide policies."
The Legislative Analyst's Office says a lack of data on teachers creates a policy vacuum.
Any district could become a District of Choice, but few do.
Revenue will tail off and expenses will rise as temporary tax expires.
The California School Boards Association’s campaign to persuade the Legislature to reverse a cap on school district reserves got a boost this week when the Legislative Analyst’s Office issued a report endorsing a repeal.