Stockton Unified spent nearly $3 million on school policing from state money targeted for low-income, English learner and foster youth students, the ACLU found in a data analysis.
The governor's view is it's better to wait to see if revenues come through than to cut later.
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
The study finds "good-faith efforts" overall, but some districts are not spending on students targeted for extra money.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a renaissance in education.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
Groups say the district isn't complying with its obligation under the funding formula.
A more optimistic scenario could produce a couple of billion dollars more for K-12 schools and community colleges.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.
State board president, state superintendent say proposed rules on funding for low-income students would intrude on local control and exceed federal authority.
But the revised LCAP templates may not end up shorter.
Symposium speakers offer variety of opinions about state education reforms.