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.
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.
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.