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.
Some researchers say the bar to be considered proficient in English is so high that only students who perform well can be reclassified.
CSU students now have access to housing grants if they're struggling to pay rent, thanks to a $10 million systemwide increase in state funding for basic needs.
The end of the state's Covid-19 state of emergency this month effectively ends plans to require kids to be vaccinated against the virus.
The unintended consequences of oversimplified solutions to complex problems are harming California's community colleges; we need foundational and systemic shifts to fundamentally improve student success.
Arts advocates point to the power of the arts to boost the state's student achievement and buttress social-emotional well-being.
The Golden State should reform Proposition 13 for the sake of long-term revenue stability and reliable school funding.
Teacher shortage, youth mental health and math scores are cause for concern, but some policies seem to be helping
Four-days school weeks are growing in popularity nationally. The schedule offers greater flexibility for families and teachers, but studies show it also can result in lower student test scores.
Critics say enrollment crisis may occur if psychology, phys ed, health science are dropped from transfer requirements. Others say fears are overblown.
See what education leaders are saying about the governor’s plan to fund education in the coming year.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for California's public college and university systems.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s proposed 2023-24 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
While policymakers and advocates are arguing over how best to teach math, an increasing number of California's students are failing to learn math.
Substitute teachers became harder to find after the Covid-19 pandemic closed classrooms, but higher pay and fewer requirements are making the job more attractive.