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.
Darling-Hammond says state will double down to support school districts, families and students.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
His backing of charter schools could have an impact on his drive for the Democratic nomination, especially if the race is not decided by the time of the convention.
The governor proposes $1.5 billion over 5 years on incentives for new teachers and grants managed by a small agency to fix highest poverty schools.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
Call for expanded tax credit program immediately rejected by top education legislator in House.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.
The school board and others in West Contra Costa Unified did not approve a plan to convert six elementary schools into K-8 schools next year.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
He forged a compromise to revise California's charter school law and gave districts unexpected help to pay employee pension obligations.
He is one of the longest-serving urban superintendents, praised for his collaborative style and his role in improving student achievement.
Many schools serving low-income students already fail to offer all the courses needed for admission to CSU campuses.