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May 15, 2023
Assembly Education Committee Chair Al Muratsuchi agrees to drop language explicitly calling for raising school workers' wages by 50% over seven years.
May 9, 2023
Educators and advocates, parents and political leaders across the spectrum agree that the funding formula had great promise — and still does. But they widely disagree on what’s hindering the potential to unravel inequities.
April 4, 2023
All schools should be community schools. Districts must act proactively to ensure the long-term sustainability of their programs once the initial state investment in community schools runs out.
April 4, 2023
Public Advocates and ACLU join Gov. Gavin Newsom in calling for major changes to the funding formula's mandate for equitable and effective spending through the LCAP.
February 16, 2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing the biggest changes in a decade to the state system of funding and governing schools.
February 13, 2023
Ten years into California's new Local Control Funding Formula, students are still not getting the resources and support promised by the law.
January 4, 2023
California ranks 33rd in 2019-20, adjusted for its cost of living, spending $13,686 per student in state and local funding. Its method of funding poor districts is one of the nation's most equitable.
November 7, 2022
Kirst , who was president of the State Board of Education for all four of Jerry Brown’s terms as governor, co-authored the Local Control Funding Formula.
November 1, 2022
The California School Dashboard masks the needs of English learners, leading to low expectations for these students and resulting in many districts not planning for their support and success.
September 2, 2022
An unstated reason was Prop. 209, banning preferences by race; governor promises more funding somehow for state's lowest performing student group next year
June 28, 2022
Compromise includes 13% more for funding formula, extra for community schools, student transportation, school construction, literacy coaches and expansion of Cal Grants.
June 22, 2022
Study recommends no specific fix to 1978 property tax limit initiative, but the Opportunity Institute and Pivot Learning cite many reasons to consider reforms.
May 2, 2022
New housing construction in suburbs around Sacramento have saved some school districts in the region from the belt-tightening that comes with declining student enrollment.
April 29, 2022
Districts complain COLA isn't enough to cover their costs and needs; Gov. Newsom to release revised budget, revenue projections by May 15.
March 21, 2022
As California policymakers grapple with the fiscal implications of declining school enrollment, they must seize the opportunity to address equity.