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.
A $48 million budget deficit is threatening the job of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. A special school board meeting on Friday is expected to focus on possible termination of his contract.
An increase in mandated costs has frustrated voters in Marin County, where passing school parcel taxes had been a safe bet until 2016.
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
Much has changed since voters approved Proposition 187, an initiative to expel undocumented students from its public schools and universities.
Backers and opponents of a $15 billion K-12 and college construction bond are wondering if association with infamous Prop. 13 will affect the vote.
The district is suspending implementation of the School Performance Framework but plans to use some of its elements.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
Los Angeles, home to more immigrants than any region in California, could become the state’s second city to let non-citizen parents vote.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
If we raise the bar and also provide the right support for kids, teachers and parents, students will meet or exceed our expectations.
Membership decline likely tied to the departure of a major CTA affiliate, the California Faculty Association.
Sen. Warren’s plan for K-12 schools, which focuses on low-income students, would be paid for by a “wealth tax.”
Two federal grants will help California recruit teachers and mental health professionals to rural schools.