Current reforms to public education include the new Common Core State Standards for learning, the Local Control Funding Formula for school districts, the rise of charter schools and the growth of partnerships between schools, nonprofits, businesses and other government agencies. You will also find reporting about new initiatives and smaller reforms throughout the EdSource site.
Influx of funding in response to the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to reimagine cradle-to-career education in the San Joaquin Valley.
The agency that regulates California’s 1800 for-profit colleges needs reauthorization from the Legislature to keep operating. Lawmakers say they want it to do a better job protecting the 260,000 students at for-profit schools.
Panel convened by Newsom administration presents post-pandemic roadmap for higher education, including streamlining admissions and transfer process.
Districts have carried over unspent money intended for high-needs students to use however they want. The governor says the practice must end.
The pandemic has created an opening to reexamine how schools operate and rethink how space is allocated.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s early education and K-12 budget proposals.
The funds are included in Newsom's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, and will cover the first year of a what is expected to take 5 years to fully build out the system.
A year-long planning process culminates in recommendations for the data system expected to be sent to Gov. Newsom this week.
After taking full effect last fall, AB 705 has transformed remedial education at California’s community colleges.
Citing “unprecedented circumstances” related to Covid-19, L.A. Unified chose to renew four charter schools that otherwise met the criteria to be denied renewal under a new law.
Unlike most states, California does not have a data system to track students’ pathways from K–12 schools to college and into the workplace.
As an appellate judge, Martin Jenkins concluded the state Constitution doesn’t require minimum funding for schools; that’s for lawmakers to determine.
The budget for the new fiscal year froze funding for schools at their 2019-20 level, preventing additional state funding for growing schools with increased numbers of students in the fall.
Big corporate property owners would pay the bulk of new taxes; opponents claim costs would be borne by small business renters.