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.
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
California Assemblyman Jose Medina sat down with EdSource to reflect on his years as Higher Education Committee chairman and outline his priorities for his last year in office.
A 40-year-old initiative putting a ceiling on state spending may restrict how a budget surplus can be used; one option is capital spending on schools.
Some California school districts, struggling with staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
A new state law will make it easier for college students to qualify for CalFresh food benefits by requiring campus-based programs to apply for a certification stating they are helping to increase student employability.
California’s school vaccine mandate is moving closer to reality with the imminent approval of the Covid-19 vaccine for kids, but many are confused.
Most of California's community colleges are still placing students in remedial classes, but a new study finds they can't justify doing so.
School districts seeing major enrollment and attendance drops fear substantial funding cuts in the 2022-23 school year.
AB 1456 would have expanded financial aid eligibility to 160,000 additional students, mostly community college students. It also would simplify the Cal Grant program.
One year after he vetoed legislation, Gov. Newsom signs bill, also releasing $50 million for districts to create ethnic studies curricula.
The 22-bill package will increase broadband infrastructure, develop mental and behavioral health support and add a new ethnic studies high school graduation requirement.
Gov. Newsom signed additional bills Wednesday advancing college funding, transfers and affordability.
AB 1456 would make major changes to California's main financial aid program, but it's unclear if Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign the bill.
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
The California Community Colleges system has been unable to provide student enrollment totals for fall 2020 or spring 2021, even before bots enrolled fake students.