A period upended by the pandemic also saw an unprecedented increase in state revenues. Governor Gavin Newsom has seized the opportunity to propose sweeping changes to the California’s education system, from early education to closing the digital divide and providing more money for mental health to programs designed to get more students to college.
For now, most California districts are flush with money. But those that aren't face a March 15 deadline to initiate layoffs they hope won't happen.
Districts that defy California vaccine mandates, set to begin in July, could face fines, lose liability insurance coverage and some state funding.
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.
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.
Basing funding on enrollment instead of attendance only teaches public schools all the wrong lessons.
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 proposed 2022-23 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
Newsom projects $24 billion in new spending on K-12 education; he'd speed up plans for a longer day for low-income kids and add nearly $1 billion for arts and music.
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
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.
The California Department of Education found Los Angeles Unified violated the law in cutting 90% of funding for more than 100 archdiocese schools, and now the diocese is suing the district.
A new poll offers insight into what L.A. Unified's new superintendent might face once chosen by the district board: increased support for mental health, equity in schools and an annual evaluation of the superintendent.
Suggestions include confronting disparities in staffing fully qualified teachers and more evenly distributing money for high-needs students.
Legislative Analyst's Office forecasts rocketing state revenues will provide K-12 schools and community colleges with $102.7 billion.