During each two-year session of the Legislature, lawmakers introduce hundreds of bills on K-12 education, most of which amend or expand California’s voluminous Education Code. EdSource tracks about two dozen of the most important bills. Information on all bills can be found at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
California schools will not be able to reopen safely unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California schools chief Tony Thurmond.
The proposed cuts — $915 million — are more than the amount spent for teacher development in the five previous years combined.
The additional money would pay for extra staff to help students with disabilities catch up after schools reopen.
The authors of the bills say the legislation is needed to help teacher candidates complete their credentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
When the coronavirus crisis has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet.
Lawmakers approve full funding for school closures and lower attendance due to the coronavirus.
Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified become latest California districts to announce temporary closures.
Alameda County may choose to wait to begin collecting the new sales tax until legal challenges involving other initiatives are resolved.
State can use some of the budget surplus, instead of high-interest bond financing, to fund school repairs, state senator says.
Health and safety projects will have the highest priority for funding under proposed California bond, Proposition 13, says California State PTA.
Statewide bond measure would provide for desperately needed renovation of old school buildings, supporters say.
The $15 billion bond measure is unnecessary and unwise, opponents say.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
Early education is enhanced by school communities that affirm and support the languages and cultures students bring to the classroom.