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.
DeVos is sending signals of cooperation after a contentious confirmation fight.
Janet Napolitano, once criticized for her role in immigrant deportations, now defends the DACA program allowing students to stay in the United States.
Critics of the new education secretary were alarmed by her advocacy of school vouchers.
The governor, who opposed Prop. 51, will get the oversight changes he wanted.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
Republicans needed Vice President Michael Pence to decide the closest vote ever for a Cabinet nominee.
More school districts vow to protect immigrant students despite threats from the Trump administration.
Broad finds common ground with teachers unions in opposing Trump's education secretary nominee.
The CalSTRS board lowered its projected annual return from investments to 7 percent, requiring bigger contributions.
The commission aims to address the lack of access and the high cost of quality child care, among other issues.
Teachers, administrators and parents object to DeVos’ positions promoting charter schools and vouchers.
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
Eastin enters what is likely to be a crowded field in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.