Districts anticipate huge demand for mental health services, but funding will be tight for new staff.
The additional money would pay for extra staff to help students with disabilities catch up after schools reopen.
Newsom says a longer school year is critical to addressing the widening learning loss gap between low-income and wealthier students.
The money for education is a small piece of a record $2 trillion in coronavirus relief but vitally needed as a recession looms in California.
Lawmakers approve full funding for school closures and lower attendance due to the coronavirus.
In exchange for the money, districts should provide online learning, and independent study "to the extent feasible," which is puzzling to some.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
Several factors — confusion with a more famous 13, tax fatigue, anxiety over the stock market — may have led to the measure’s likely defeat.
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Prop. 13 on the March 2020 ballot will create confusion among some voters. And confusion is likely to add to the “no” vote total.
The $15 billion bond measure is unnecessary and unwise, opponents say.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
Teachers’ strikes in California are helping maintain momentum in the national RedforEd movement and have had an impact on charter school reform.
With nearly $4 billion in new money, Newsom would also like to invest in improving special education services and expanding community schools.
California’s public higher education system needs new investments to protect students’ health and safety.