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.
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
At least five rural schools temporarily closed this week to stop Covid outbreaks from spreading. More are planning to close next week.
The surest path to safe and full in-person instruction throughout the school year is a strong emphasis on these reliable prevention measures: vaccines, masks, testing, tracing, and ventilation.
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Inefficiencies in the transfer process from community colleges to UC and CSU that cost California students time and money can be streamlined by proposed bill.
Many small districts educated students who fled urban areas due to Covid, yet weren't compensated, with a big impact on their budgets.
The district is giving students and staff until Nov. 19. Students who don't meet that date will need to enroll in independent study.
Teachers' and classified staff unions support governor's decision to require vaccinations or regular testing for school employees.
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
Community infection rates are a big factor in schools' Covid safety plans as they prepare to reopen campuses in the fall.
Growing up in the Imperial Valley instilled a commitment that all high school students have equal access to courses leading to college.
Funding should be based on students' needs, not attendance, to help achieve more equitable academic outcomes, researchers say.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to allow school districts to enforce the state mask mandate has parents demanding they drop the requirement.
The state is in the process of rewriting its mathematics guidance for schools and teachers, hoping to expand access to advanced math.