The Legislative Analyst’s Office is recommending that Brown tie funding to the academic outcomes of low-income students.
Lawmakers take the first step: discussing the growing needs and disparities in funding.
Districts strapped with rising expenses could use the money however they want.
Infusion of revenue for K-12 should enable him to finish paying for Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule.
EdSource sought the advice of experts, advocates and observers; common themes emerged on improving Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark law.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.
Gov. Brown could fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule, with $2.5 billion to spare.
The district agrees to provide an additional $150 million to 50 high-needs schools.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.
By insisting charter schools are public schools, charter advocates are distancing themselves from Trump's proposed cuts to federal funding for public schools.
Use EdSource's interactive budget map to see where new education funds are being allocated in California's 2017-18 budget.
The proposed budget includes $30 million in incentives to attract new teachers.
The U.S. Department of Education, which funds much of the K-12 and higher education programs nationally, would be downsized by more than 13 percent.
Trump's budget proposal must still win Congressional approval. Among the deep spending cuts are $143 billion in cuts to higher education over the next decade, according to a budget summary released on Monday.
The governor's view is it's better to wait to see if revenues come through than to cut later.