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.
Higher rates of graduation and college enrollment are tracked to course, but researcher urges caution in interpreting the study.
The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts.
Higher ed to get $6 billion and K-12 schools $9 billion, with most dollars earmarked for renovations; low-wealth, low-income districts would be favored.
Use our interactive graphic to see what school districts are spending compared to how much researchers say it would take to provide adequate funding.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
The proposed bond on the March 2020 ballot will include money for K-12 districts, including preschool, community colleges, UC and CSU.
State officials have called for giving property-poor districts a bigger share of state funding.
California has run out of money to help school districts build and repair schools. View EdSource's video explainer to understand the choices facing legislators and voters.
The author of the bill, Patrick O'Donnell, says he is open to examining the fairness of the school modernization program's funding.
Students of color, rural students and low-income students are among the least likely to have access to computer science courses.
About two-thirds of teenagers reported that they keep their mobile devices in bed or within reach at night.
When districts spend more money on health benefits, there’s less money for other priorities, like teacher salaries, researcher says.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
Public Policy Institute asked about some of the most hotly debated issues in its annual Californians and Education statewide survey.