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.
School districts seeing major enrollment and attendance drops fear substantial funding cuts in the 2022-23 school year.
Research by the Public Policy Institute of California compares Local Control Funding Formula allocations to school-level spending.
David Welch, who lost a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, is trying a new tack: a constitutional guarantee for a "high-quality" education.
By 2023 each county will have to take over the responsibility of finding appropriate housing facilities for young people in their local juvenile justice system. Implementing the law is proving to be difficult.
California public schools must act now and think differently to close Covid-related staff shortages.
The Advanced Education Research & Development Fund is calling for project proposals on how assessment can be done better.
This is much work still to be done to ensure the pre-K entitlement will narrow, rather than reinforce, gaps in children’s early learning.
Almost 35,000 California families filed a private school affidavit to home-school their children during the 2020-21 school year — more than double the number filed before the pandemic.
California Department of Education sides with faith-based organizations that challenged how the San Bernardino county office approved LCAPs.
Nearly a year after money was budgeted, the California Department of Education hasn't completed the contract needed to move forward.
The pandemic galvanized parents to become advocates for their children. They must lean in to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redefine what education reform means in California.
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.