School employees in 25 school districts or county offices of education who want to become teachers are eligible to receive annual grants of up to $4,000 as part of an effort to add more teachers to the workforce.
San Francisco and Los Angeles unified districts among those organizing activities to engage students in communication.
The recommendation would upend the way special education finance has worked in the state for nearly 40 years.
Most of California's largest school districts filled nearly all their job openings.
Oakland Unified is facing compliance deadlines to prove it is monitoring students at private special education schools.
The advocacy groups that challenged the district want an immediate remedy.
The investigation concluded that the district violated federal education and disability law.
A disproportionate number of African-American students are suspended or expelled.
School discipline and foster youth practices are targeted in state investigations.
The district plans to fight the ruling; the community group wants it enforced now.
Officials examining Tobinworld and other schools in California.
The shortfall for students with the highest needs will grow to $450 million, the complaint says.
Teachers' group aims to improve instruction for unique student populations.
At issue is whether special ed students need to comply with the new vaccination law.