One year after he vetoed legislation, Gov. Newsom signs bill, also releasing $50 million for districts to create ethnic studies curricula.
The 22-bill package will increase broadband infrastructure, develop mental and behavioral health support and add a new ethnic studies high school graduation requirement.
State officials eye legislation aimed at addressing the longstanding issue of struggling early readers.
Legislators say the need is urgent as researchers estimate the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
The district is giving students and staff until Nov. 19. Students who don't meet that date will need to enroll in independent study.
California's legislators recommend approving a budget proposal that would reduce the number of tests required to earn a teaching credential.
Budget committees' joint plan prioritizes school districts' financial health over more one-time funding. Next step: Talks with Newsom
State officials plan to retire the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” color-coded tier system on June 15, and said they expect full-time in-person instruction in the fall.
At issue is the future of the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, which regulates for-profit colleges in California
The agency that regulates California’s 1800 for-profit colleges needs reauthorization from the Legislature to keep operating. Lawmakers say they want it to do a better job protecting the 260,000 students at for-profit schools.
The bill provides $2 billion in incentives for schools to reopen for special needs and other students, beginning with the earliest grades.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
In response to declining immunization rates, school districts are increasing their outreach to parents and offering free clinics.
The US Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it will allow schools to offer free grab-and-go meals to any student, regardless of eligibility, as they did over the summer.
So far, almost no money in federal coronavirus aid bills has been set aside for students with unstable housing.