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California's community colleges plan to require many students to take an ethnic studies class. Here's what you need to know.
Learn more about college savings accounts and state and local proposals to start them for low-income youth.
This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions about how California is moving forward with plans for reopening the state’s K-12 schools for full in-person instructions.
Learn more about the state's tiered system of assessing coronavirus risk and how it relates to schools.
Get quick answers to common questions about California colleges and universities are responding to the pandemic and how students can access aid and support.
Big corporate property owners would pay the bulk of new taxes; opponents claim costs would be borne by small business renters.
EdSource provides the latest information on the many changes underway.
Who are California's teachers? How do they become teachers? Who awards them their credentials? Get the answers to these questions and more in this quick guide.
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Learn more about how the state is handling accountability during the coronavirus pandemic.
The nine UC undergraduate campuses are all preparing either distance learning plans or restrictions and safety measures for on campus learning. This database provides an overview of what the campuses are planning.
Privacy experts share best practices for video as California schools make the switch to online learning.
The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts.
More than 34,000 students in foster care attend California's K-12 schools. Learn more about their unique challenges and the support systems in place to help them navigate through the education system.
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
Over 1 million students already attend California colleges and universities tuition-free. A new law could add more students.