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.
The California Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
Our experts would want to know about she'd address vouchers, early education, fears of immigrant students, Common Core and students' college debt.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
Gov. Jerry Brown is also demanding improved auditing before floating school construction bonds.
Trump nominee for education secretary has been a key player in allowing "soft money" contributions to election campaigns, including contributing to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
The law reverses the English-only mandate voters passed in 1998.
She has been a proponent of taxpayer-supported vouchers and other ways to underwrite tuition for private schools.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
Trump will propose a voucher program; Brown will address the teacher shortage.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
Added contributions will come on top of already rising expenses.
Districts are worried the governor will slow down distribution of Proposition 51's matching funds.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
The final report comes amid suggestions that the administration of Donald Trump will be less aggressive about enforcing civil rights laws in schools and colleges.