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.
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.
Focus on Donald Trump and pandemic meant that Biden’s many education proposals got little airing during the campaign.
Research shows that the private and public economic benefit of free college tuition would outweigh the cost.
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.
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.
Do not be lulled into the mistaken idea that schools have been protected from cuts by the state budget solutions adopted last month.
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
The decision was announced at the beginning of the first hearing of a federal lawsuit filed by Harvard University and M.I.T.
The state of California and the University of California are both suing the federal government over the policy.
Attorney General Becerra charges education secretary exceeded her authority, diverted money from low-income public schools.
President says children are being “taught to hate their own country,” while former vice president Joe Biden says teachers should have more authority in the classroom
If Congress fails to approve additional funding, it would have a drastic impact on education in California.
Pandemic exposed the digital divide and the needs of students in crisis, leaders said, adding that more teacher training is also necessary.
California schools will not be able to reopen safely unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California schools chief Tony Thurmond.
Instead of fixating on grievances against the new regulations, it is time to direct energy toward improving their application.