An unstated reason was Prop. 209, banning preferences by race; governor promises more funding somehow for state's lowest performing student group next year
Nearly a year after money was budgeted, the California Department of Education hasn't completed the contract needed to move forward.
The state board unanimously adopted voluntary guidance for ethnic studies with one addition, clarifying the role of “critical race theory.”
The state model curriculum will provide guidelines, but districts will face the hard decisions on what and how to teach ethnic studies.
Districts have carried over unspent money intended for high-needs students to use however they want. The governor says the practice must end.
New ethnic studies class will likely be required as part of lower-division coursework, which many students complete at community college.
The bill, favored by student rights groups, would end a “loophole” allowing districts to freely use unspent money intended for “high-needs” students.
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson discusses a doomed effort to reopen amid Covid-19; Assemblywoman Shirley Weber celebrates the passage of ethnic studies.
The debate continues on what should be in an ethnics studies curriculum; legislators must decide whether to be the first state to require it.
School districts argue budget cuts warrant spending flexibility; equity advocates argue high-needs students need resources they're entitled to.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.
This week: We interview the LAUSD superintendent about the turbulent teachers' strike that shook the district and drew national attention one year ago.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
This week: We help deliver care packages to stressed-out CSU East Bay freshmen and get two views on a state audit critical of district spending on high-need students.
Here are a half-dozen K-12 and early education bills that the governor vetoed or signed on the last day crunch — and why.