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.
K-12 districts have guidance on how to safely reopen campuses when California schools resume in the fall. Here's what you need to know.
A new initiative is meant to help parents and schools settle Covid-related disputes over services for students before heading to court.
The Ginny Chronicles takes Generation Z on a travelogue through landmark policies that shaped their time in school.
Thousands of high school and college students in California have applications that were put on hold after the judge's decision.
U.S. Secretary Miguel Cardona visited Los Angeles to promote building positive relationships through mentorship and community volunteering.
California teacher candidates no longer have to take two of the four tests usually required to earn a teaching credential.
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
California will spend billions now and in coming years on young children, student mental health, community schools and the teacher shortage.
The state’s K-12 and higher education systems will receive a record-level influx of new money.
Hours after ordering schools to send home maskless students, California decides to let districts make enforcement decisions.
This is much work still to be done to ensure the pre-K entitlement will narrow, rather than reinforce, gaps in children’s early learning.
The once-in-a-lifetime pandemic drove Congress and two presidential administrations to approve $69 billion in Covid relief for higher education with the highest amount, more than $9.5 billion, for California colleges and universities.
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
California will get over $1 billion in state and federal funding for students with disabilities, many of whom struggled in distance learning.
Austin Beutner steps down as L.A. Unified superintendent after leading the state's largest school district for three years.