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.
Gov. Newsom signed legislation that will ban out-of-school suspensions for disruptive behavior and willful defiance after next July.
Suspensions for willful defiance have declined sharply in recent years, but Sen. Nancy Skinner says more state action is needed.
California Governor Gavin Newsom agreed to sign legislation that tightens restrictions on medical exemptions that allow students to attend school without all the required vaccinations if lawmakers promise to pass revisions in a second bill.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
State officials have called for giving property-poor districts a bigger share of state funding.
California has run out of money to help school districts build and repair schools. View EdSource's video explainer to understand the choices facing legislators and voters.
A push in L.A. Unified to devise a 1-to-5 ranking of its schools would be at odds with the statewide system that avoids a “summative rating.”
The bill would allow the state to review a medical exemption if a child attends a school with an immunization rate of less than 95 percent.
Oakland Unified School board expects to vote on second round of school closures, consolidations and expansions on Sept. 11.
Potentially two initiatives on the November 2020 ballot could create a choice or confusion for voters.
School districts could consider the need for a new charter school and its financial impact; charters will keep their right of appeal.
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
José Medina will bring back Assembly Bill 331 next year, after there has been time to redraft the controversial ethnic studies curriculum.
Board will review complete draft responses Sept. 11 and must submit final responses to findings and recommendations by Sept. 19.