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.
Newsom’s plan to reserve 10% of vaccines for teachers could lead to more schools reopening, but it could take too long to satisfy many parents if teachers insist on being fully immunized before returning
California’s school accountability tool makes it too easy for districts to receive high scores for English learners’ progress, advocates say.
Lawmakers would offer $2 billion to bring back elementary school students after April 15; Newsom favors a speedier timetable.
School staff will get both vaccines before facing children, and staff and students will be required to take asymptomatic tests weekly.
Early childhood advocates applaud any increase in access to early education, which many see as critical to closing achievement gaps.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s K-12 education budget proposal includes a cost of living adjustment that allows some districts to avoid cuts next year.
State and federal guidelines are similar in many respects, but California is stricter on when Covid rates permit schools to reopen.
Panel convened by Newsom administration presents post-pandemic roadmap for higher education, including streamlining admissions and transfer process.
Disagreements over vaccinations and extensive Covid testing appear among issues yet to be resolved for elementary students to return to class.
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
Voluntary CDC guidelines leave many issues up to local communities to decide, including vaccinations and testing.
The spread of the coronavirus and the digital divide are obstacles for testing students' English skills.
Districts have carried over unspent money intended for high-needs students to use however they want. The governor says the practice must end.
The data points to a widening achievement gap between white and Black students.
Among other measures, $25 billion is intended to stabilize the child care industry.