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.
$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
Critics said the original proposal was politically biased and omitted the American experiences of some ethnic and religious groups.
If the bill is approved, California will join 14 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
Author won 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.
In a shift from an era when teachers were blamed for students' failures, several candidates express support for teachers.
Board agrees to close two schools and merge them with two others, expand another school, and invest in redesigning an elementary school.
The proposed bond on the March 2020 ballot will include money for K-12 districts, including preschool, community colleges, UC and CSU.
Some schools may not yet have enough math and science courses to offer a State Seal of STEM.
School districts will be able to cite an adverse fiscal impact to deny a charter school application, but not without making a strong case.
Gov. Newsom signed legislation that will ban out-of-school suspensions for disruptive behavior and willful defiance after next July.
Suspensions for willful defiance have declined sharply in recent years, but Sen. Nancy Skinner says more state action is needed.
California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to sign legislation that tightens restrictions on medical exemptions that allow students to attend school without all the required vaccinations if lawmakers promise to pass revisions in a second bill.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
State officials have called for giving property-poor districts a bigger share of state funding.