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.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
Search and compare all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's school accountability dashboard.
A coalition organized by Children Now wants the governor to negotiate with Prop. 13 reformers for one tax initiative on the November ballot.
To avoid competing tax initiatives benefiting education on the same statewide ballot, it eyes 2022 instead.
California’s largest school district published academic growth data, which measure how students improve from year to year.
California’s CORE districts have the option of publishing growth data. Los Angeles will join Fresno, Long Beach and Oakland in doing so.
Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state.
California schools must do a better job of counting and providing services to homeless students, audit says.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ makes strongest remarks yet against the use of college admissions tests at Berkeley as university awaits faculty report on the issue.
Parents and family child care providers are among the experts who will guide California’s efforts to expand and improve early childhood education in the state.
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
A recession is still a ways off, says the Legislative Analyst's Office; mandated costs will eat into an estimated $3.4 billion increase.
The approval of stronger language in the party platform comes as criticism of charter schools mounts among Democratic presidential candidates.
The state is promoting computer science in K-12 schools, but UC and CSU colleges lack bandwidth to meet the demand.