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May 26, 2023
Teachers unions across the country are negotiating for more than pay raises; they want 'common good' measures that benefit school employees, students and their families.
May 18, 2023
The governor's revised budget could put a dent in California's ongoing teacher shortage by removing obstacles to earning a credential and providing more funds to train teachers for hard-to-fill positions.
May 15, 2023
Assembly Education Committee Chair Al Muratsuchi agrees to drop language explicitly calling for raising school workers' wages by 50% over seven years.
May 12, 2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom would pare back one-time funding by $4.3 billion for schools while preserving a promised 8.2% cost-of-living adjustment.
May 3, 2023
As Oakland Unified School District's teachers strike, an analysis of salary data shows teachers among the lowest paid statewide and in the San Francisco/East Bay area.
April 19, 2023
Assembly Education Chair Al Muratsuchi would target a 50% increase in the Local Control Funding Formula to fund the educators' pay raise, which still would have to be locally negotiated.
April 13, 2023
California's new investments in the long-term mental health of our children are laudable, but students need help today.
April 6, 2023
Falling enrollment combined with a slowing economy will force school districts to make difficult financial decisions. State and regional leaders must lean in to ensure that if school closures are on the table, districts mitigate their adverse impact.
April 4, 2023
Drop of less than 1% in enrollment is less severe than during Covid but consistent with the decline that started 20 years ago and is projected to continue for the rest of the decade.
April 4, 2023
Public Advocates and ACLU join Gov. Gavin Newsom in calling for major changes to the funding formula's mandate for equitable and effective spending through the LCAP.
March 20, 2023
Now is the time to double down on the investments we’ve made since 2020 in shoring up our educator workforce and its pipeline.
March 16, 2023
The West Contra Costa Unified school board rejected proposals to reduce hours and cut dozens of school worker positions.
March 10, 2023
The district is proposing to lay off a yet-to-be-determined number of school workers next year, leaving union leaders confused.
March 8, 2023
California’s ethnic studies graduation law can be suspended without further legislative action under the bill’s own terms, which state the requirement becomes operative “only upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature.”
March 2, 2023
West Contra Costa Unified will have to cut almost $20 million from its 2024-25 budget in order to remain fiscally solvent, according to a plan approved Wednesday.