New laws also ease dual-enrollment for adults and high schoolers.
For the first time, school districts will be able to consider a proposed charter school’s financial impact.
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
The debate over whether ethnic studies is an appropriate and valuable course for high school students was settled long ago.
If the bill is approved, California will join 14 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
Some schools may not yet have enough math and science courses to offer a State Seal of STEM.
California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to sign legislation that tightens restrictions on medical exemptions that allow students to attend school without all the required vaccinations if lawmakers promise to pass revisions in a second bill.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
The bill would allow the state to review a medical exemption if a child attends a school with an immunization rate of less than 95 percent.
California charter school teachers may soon have to get the same background checks and credentials as teachers in regular public schools.
José Medina will bring back Assembly Bill 331 next year, after there has been time to redraft the controversial ethnic studies curriculum.
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Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
The guardians of four special education students claim their children were illegally put in restraint holds and secluded.