Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing $15 million to expand broadband internet to more schools and an additional $1 million to hire a state computer science coordinator as a “down payment” on a comprehensive plan to provide access to computer science classes to all California students.
A win for Jackie Goldberg would create a more union-friendly board and an uncertain future for charter schools.
Heather Repenning says she occupies middle ground between the teachers’ union and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA).
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.