The election of Joe Biden to the presidency opens the door to changes in federal education policy that could affect California’s schools, institutions of higher education and students in a number of ways, ranging from federal stimulus funding to schools and colleges to how student loans are handled to oversight of for-profit colleges and more.
See how the over $15 billion in new federal aid to California’s K-12 schools will be spent using this interactive database.
Relative unknown figure on education landscape, Cardona will be sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday.
The state board will consider if districts can use locally selected tests where Smarter Balanced assessments are not feasible.
Asked whether he would be comfortable going into a classroom and teaching, Fauci says “It’s tough because I’ve not been in that situation.”
State and federal guidelines are similar in many respects, but California is stricter on when Covid rates permit schools to reopen.
The spread of the coronavirus and the digital divide are obstacles for testing students' English skills.
Biden addressed the issue on Jan. 26 in his first press conference since becoming president.
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.
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.
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.
California will get about one-eighth of the $54 billion Congress appropriated in coronavirus aid for K-12 schools.
Alejandro Mayorkas’ background as a refugee from Cuba shapes his views on immigration policies.
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.
President of State Board of Education says taking on top job in Washington would undermine ability to achieve education goals in California.
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.