April 25, 2018
Periodically over the past century, state boards of education, governors and state superintendents have clashed over who should be setting education policy in California.
February 13, 2018
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
November 12, 2017
Federal law guarantees homeless children a right to an education, regardless of where they're living.
September 5, 2017
A possible phase-out of DACA won't mean changes to California's financial aid to undocumented students. But those students are worried about their futures if they lose their permits to work legally and might face deportation.
August 25, 2017
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
August 17, 2017
Transitional kindergarten was introduced after a 2010 California law changed the cutoff birth date for kindergarten entry from Dec. 2 to Sept. 1.
August 10, 2017
Definitions of “sanctuary” vary from district to district, but in most cases it means that school staff will not allow federal immigration agents on campus without a warrant, subpoena or court order.
August 6, 2017
Cal Grants are among the most generous state-funded student aid programs in the nation and can cover entire tuition at CSU and UC.
July 27, 2017
Information about social and emotional learning for parents, teachers, administrators and students.
July 20, 2017
Find out how many charters are in California and in the U.S., what the major fault lines are between charter schools and their opponents, and what some of the functions of charters are that make them distinct from traditional public schools.