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.
With Gavin Newsom embracing what Jerry Brown opposed, the Legislature sets the timetable and steps for creating a longitudinal education data system to help shape better education programs and policies.
California is on the brink of making huge investments in young children, and EdSource is tracking 27 early childhood bills introduced in the Legislature this session.
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
The author of the bill, Patrick O'Donnell, says he is open to examining the fairness of the school modernization program's funding.
Proposals by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would provide financial aid and ease the permitting process.
College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
Gov. Newsom adds funds for childcare vouchers, expanded preschool for low-income children, though not as quickly as planned.
More California K-12 students at all grade levels could have access to computer science classes if schools implement a plan unanimously approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday.
Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.
The report sets a long-term goal of preschool for all children, regardless of income, but focuses on expanding access first to children in low-income families.
Public Policy Institute asked about some of the most hotly debated issues in its annual Californians and Education statewide survey.
Researchers say the greatest need in low-income communities is for programs serving children under 5 years old, such as preschool and transitional kindergarten.
Sen. Richard Pan is proposing a bill to curb medical exemptions for vaccinations of public school students.
Newsom is proposing to expand paid family leave from six to eight weeks beginning in July 2020, and he plans to extend it to six months per child by 2021-22.
Assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would ban some inexperienced teachers from schools with a high percentage of low-income students.