California settled a lawsuit over literacy by giving 70 schools with the lowest 2019 test scores extra funding to teach children to read. Less than half of all third graders in the state scored at grade level in reading.
Rising costs have exacerbated California's student housing crisis. The state is responding with plans for more on-campus dorms, and a new bill could make it easier for colleges to expand housing. Some campuses turned to short-term solutions.
State test results that will reveal how students fared through the pandemic will be released in October, a state official now says. This is a reversal of
of the state's position just last week in which it refused an EdSource public records request to release the data.
Each year, many students apply to the University of California but didn't take all the high school classes required for admission. A new program will give them the chance to still get a spot in the system.