January 20, 2021
New president will issue executive orders on DACA, student loans and immigration enforcement on his first day in office; more ambitious proposals will have to wait for Congressional approval.
January 19, 2021
President-elect Biden nominates San Diego Unified’s Cindy Marten, who taught for 17 years, to fill number two slot at the U.S. Department of Education.
January 15, 2021
Covid-19 relief funds approved in December will deliver $21.2 billion to the nation's colleges and universities. More than $2.83 billion of that total will go to California institutions.
December 27, 2020
California school districts, charter schools to get $6.8 billion, in varying amounts, of federal aid
California will get about one-eighth of the $54 billion Congress appropriated in coronavirus aid for K-12 schools.
November 24, 2020
Biden’s nominee for homeland security chief likely to change immigration policies affecting children and youth
Alejandro Mayorkas’ background as a refugee from Cuba shapes his views on immigration policies.
November 10, 2020
When she moves into the White House, Jill Biden will make history as the first First Lady to hold a job outside the White House — as a community college English professor.
November 8, 2020
President of State Board of Education says taking on top job in Washington would undermine ability to achieve education goals in California.
November 7, 2020
With Senate likely to remain in GOP hands, it is not clear how much of his detailed pro-teacher agenda, with a heavy emphasis on community colleges and affordability, could be implemented.
November 3, 2020
Biden’s exhaustive education agenda — and Trump’s skimpy one — get short shrift during long campaign
Focus on Donald Trump and pandemic meant that Biden’s many education proposals got little airing during the campaign.
August 31, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it will allow schools to offer free grab-and-go meals to any student, regardless of eligibility, as they did over the summer.
August 17, 2020
Districts have incurred many new costs as a result of the pandemic and face budget deferrals and cuts as a result of the financial crisis.
July 22, 2020
Do not be lulled into the mistaken idea that schools have been protected from cuts by the state budget solutions adopted last month.
July 14, 2020
Despite threats from President Trump and Betsy DeVos to cut off federal funding, growing number of districts in California say they will open in fall offering mostly distance learning