After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
Hundreds of schools were closed for multiple days in October, leaving school districts worried about losing instruction days and state funds.
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
Gov. Newsom, key legislators and charter school advocates and skeptics pledged to build on the collaboration that made compromise possible.
For the first time, school districts will be able to consider a proposed charter school’s financial impact.
Critics said the original proposal was politically biased and omitted the American experiences of some ethnic and religious groups.
Education leaders will privately advise Gov. Newsom on college access and success. Some experts want the group to have more authority.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond join those calling for a major revision.
There's full agreement on 4 proposals but anger among some task force members over 7 proposals passed by a narrow majority as a package.
Most school districts oversee only a handful of charter schools, and lack the skills or resources to fully oversee them.
The group reached a consensus on giving school districts the power to consider the “saturation” by and the academic need for charter schools.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
The Charter Task Force is taking on one of the most heated education reform issues in the state and is shooting to come up with recommendations to send to Gov. Newsom by July 1.
The task force will examine the financial impact of charter schools and report back to Gov. Gavin Newsom.