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.
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
The new law, which takes effect this fall, aims to move more students out of remedial math and English classes.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
Thousands of youth-led protests took place on Friday leading up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.
The debate over whether ethnic studies is an appropriate and valuable course for high school students was settled long ago.
$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.