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.
Assembly Bill 1505 would require all charter school teachers to have background checks and defines which courses require credentials.
AB 711 would ensure that transgender and nonbinary individuals who are no longer in school can have their legal names on school documents.
Author says he has support to set middle schools to start no earlier than 8 a.m. and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
Increasing financial aid for California college students among 21 new proposals
Legislation could increase teacher pay at subsidized centers serving low-income children.
Before the end of September, the Legislature will decide on bills that could significantly affect K-12 schools; here's what some of them are.
When school opened in 2018, charter and private schools reported lower vaccination rates than traditional public schools.
The new coalition aims to impose a statewide tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
Senate hearing indicates that further changes will be needed to reach a deal on a bill charter school leaders fear would cripple growth.
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.