California, under Gov. Jerry Brown, has shifted control over budgeting and decision-making from the state to local districts. But Sacramento – through the State Board of Education and the Legislature – and Washington, D.C., still retain authority over setting broad education and school finance policies. EdSource Today is tracking the development of the Local Control Funding Formula, California’s new school finance system, and how districts are implementing this reform.
Far more students are now eligible to enroll at UC and CSU, without a parallel increase in the universities' ability to admit more students.
More people still support charters, but the margin has narrowed in an Education Next survey.
Despite recent changes at the college level, more needs to be done in K-12 schools.
Districts' revenues may be back to pre-recession levels, but not their buying power, says FCMAT's Michael Fine.
As California's strict vaccination law turns a year old, vaccination rates have reached their highest levels.
That's the recommendation of Rick Simpson, the Assembly's retired expert on school finance.
A recent audit found that Tri-Valley Learning Corporation executives had conflicts of interest and commingled funds.
A new icon in the school dashboard would signify less than 95 percent participation.
U.S. Education Secretary and American Federation of Teachers President's comments highlight division that exists between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.
The Vision for Success plan adopted by the college system's board of governors lays out a pathway to support students.
New state policy is expected to help schools meet California's Vision of Success for English learners.
Is the state's bare-bones response to the Every Student Succeeds Act a shrewd tactic or a missed opportunity?
While praising the plan’s targets, members of the California community Colleges Board of Governors also questioned whether the goals can become reality given the state’s complicated structure for governing community colleges.
SB 328, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Cañada Flintridge, would require all middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
If approved and carried out, the plan could lead to more Californians with two- or four-year degrees entering the workforce.