In passing the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, the Legislature shifted decision-making back to local districts and steered more money to districts with higher proportions of low-income children and English learners. Proposition 98, adopted in 1988, sets the overall yearly level of K-12 and community college spending through a complex formula tied to the growth in the state economy.
The California Teachers Association has named Joe Boyd as its new executive director. The organization represents 310,000 teachers.
A dispute over district plans to merge two schools continues amid a district announcement that it will allow affected students to go to other schools.
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
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.
The school board voted on an amended version of the spending plan, which was updated after a complaint was brought against the district.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
Board agrees to close two schools and merge them with two others, expand another school, and invest in redesigning an elementary school.
The proposed bond on the March 2020 ballot will include money for K-12 districts, including preschool, community colleges, UC and CSU.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
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.
Oakland Unified School board expects to vote on second round of school closures, consolidations and expansions on Sept. 11.
Potentially two initiatives on the November 2020 ballot could create a choice or confusion for voters.