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 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.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to allow school districts to enforce the state mask mandate has parents demanding they drop the requirement.
A new initiative is meant to help parents and schools settle Covid-related disputes over services for students before heading to court.
The Ginny Chronicles takes Generation Z on a travelogue through landmark policies that shaped their time in school.
Thousands of high school and college students in California have applications that were put on hold after the judge's decision.
California teacher candidates no longer have to take two of the four tests usually required to earn a teaching credential.
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
The once-in-a-lifetime pandemic drove Congress and two presidential administrations to approve $69 billion in Covid relief for higher education with the highest amount, more than $9.5 billion, for California colleges and universities.