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.
New housing construction in suburbs around Sacramento have saved some school districts in the region from the belt-tightening that comes with declining student enrollment.
Districts complain COLA isn't enough to cover their costs and needs; Gov. Newsom to release revised budget, revenue projections by May 15.
With California charter school enrollment declining for the first time in three decades, operators and funders look to new areas of the state for future growth.
As California policymakers grapple with the fiscal implications of declining school enrollment, they must seize the opportunity to address equity.
Nearly $3 billion in grants from the California Community Schools Partnership Program provide a unique opportunity for schools to work with families and communities to turn their school into a vibrant community school.
Students can earn a Seal of Civic Engagement if they learn how to research issues and effect change by getting involved in community issues.
California’s investment in community schools has the potential to transform student experiences if it can foster the coherence that districts and schools need to flourish.
Former state Sen. Gary Hart, who died last week at 78, authored bills allowing charter schools in California, creating a statewide student assessment and a minimum school year.
Districts can soon apply for funding to transform schools by expanding services for the "whole child" and extensively involving parents.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022–23 education budget proposal would represent a major investment in California's supply chain of workforce talent.
California schools must be allowed to follow state-mandated quarantine requirements without losing funding.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s proposed 2022-23 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
A 40-year-old initiative putting a ceiling on state spending may restrict how a budget surplus can be used; one option is capital spending on schools.
I knew this year would test my personal code of ethics about grades: Effort and improvement should supersede a grade.
The data system's board met for the first time this week. The system will pull together hundreds of metrics on education, economics and health for the public.