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.
As with Missouri, California's constitution bans public money for schools run by churches.
The U.S. education secretary says the movement has departed from its founding principles of creativity and innovation.
Learning Policy Institute research shows student achievement improves at schools that offer on-campus social services.
The U.S. Department of Education, which funds much of the K-12 and higher education programs nationally, would be downsized by more than 13 percent.
The Trump Administration has proposed eliminating Title II teacher training programs in 2017-18.
The staff of the State Board of Education will revise the plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.
Computer-based exam based on Next Generation Science Standards to be given through June.
The president has accomplished few of the initiatives outlined in his Contract with the American Voter.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
Trump called for $1.4 billion in new funding for a school choice program that includes $168 million for expanding charter schools.
Cuts to California would come about if Congress agrees to $9 billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Education budget
Her remarks appeared to be her strongest endorsement of public schools since taking office just over a month ago.