The federal government provides about 8 percent of K-12 dollars, primarily through Title I funding for children from low-income families and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Obama administration sought to expand leverage over states through the Race to the Top competition, but a deadlock in Congress over reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act has left federal policy in flux.
The money for education is a small piece of a record $2 trillion in coronavirus relief but vitally needed as a recession looms in California.
Call for expanded tax credit program immediately rejected by top education legislator in House.
A federal lawsuit seeks to reinstate a federal rule requiring for-profit colleges to report the debt and earnings of its graduates.
It could soon get harder to find out how many preschoolers were suspended more than once or how many young children had access to preschool.
Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state.
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
In a shift from an era when teachers were blamed for students' failures, several candidates express support for teachers.
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
Former teacher recalls hopeful time half a century ago in a newly integrated middle-school classroom.
National gathering of charter educators and supporters comes at a time of slowing growth and increasing resistance by teachers unions and in state Legislatures.
Abandoning school desegregation as a top priority was a mistake, UC Berkeley professor says.
Plan would forgive loans of up to $50,000 for 42 million Americans — for every person with a student loan and a household income of less than $100,000. It would be paid for by a tax on the wealthiest Americans.