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.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
More than 2,000 bus drivers, clerks, custodians and teacher aides are earning bachelor’s degrees and teaching credentials.
The early childhood workforce is one area where some experts believe Newsom and the Legislature have fallen short.
California’s public higher education system needs new investments to protect students’ health and safety.
He forged a compromise to revise California's charter school law and gave districts unexpected help to pay employee pension obligations.
Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have given California teachers at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave.
Here are a half-dozen K-12 and early education bills that the governor vetoed or signed on the last day crunch — and why.
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.
Higher ed to get $6 billion and K-12 schools $9 billion, with most dollars earmarked for renovations; low-wealth, low-income districts would be favored.
New laws also ease dual-enrollment for adults and high schoolers.
Forcing schools to start later risks creating more problems for students and their families.
The new law, which takes effect this fall, aims to move more students out of remedial math and English classes.