While California’s Local Control Funding Formula shifted control over budgeting and decision making from the state to local districts, the state and federal government still retain authority over setting broad education and school finance policies. In this section, find articles about pressing challenges to California’s education system, the state’s education reforms, how school districts are implementing them, and their impact.
AB 711 would ensure that transgender and nonbinary individuals who are no longer in school can have their legal names on school documents.
District employees and volunteers have been working seven days a week since the Camp Fire, to bring the students back to Paradise schools.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
There is some evidence that California immigrant families are already disenrolling their children from public benefit programs, even though they are still eligible.
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.
The state needs to take a more active role in translating policy reform into academic achievement for its youth in care.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
California's size and diversity make universal preschool or extended paid leave a feat in some ways comparable to a national effort.
When school opened in 2018, charter and private schools reported lower vaccination rates than traditional public schools.
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
The decision by California Faculty Association this spring to end its long-standing relationship with the CTA took place with little public notice