Colleges will have another option for a 4-year path to a teaching credential.
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
Gov. Jerry Brown has his own idea, using $11 million in federal funding.
Assembly Bill 1220 would require teachers to spend three years in the classroom before getting tenure.
The current reserve cap limits the amount of money school districts can set aside for future needs.
The governor, who opposed Prop. 51, will get the oversight changes he wanted.
The state board would have to measure school climate and chronic absenteeism.
Legislators call for action in response to judge's ruling in Vergara lawsuit.
The bill sets a higher limit and exempts small districts from the current cap.
Democrats' bills would give teachers the right to negotiate what goes into an evaluation.
Lawsuit says districts must include test scores to measure effectiveness
Current law limits the amount of money districts can keep in reserves.
Patrick O’Donnell, a first-year Democratic legislator from Long Beach who’s been a teacher for 20 years, has been appointed to chair the Assembly Education Committee.