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 Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
Trump will propose a voucher program; Brown will address the teacher shortage.
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
If California does what the U.S. Department of Education says it should do, some students could end up taking two standardized science tests instead of one this spring.
Betsy DeVos also wants to end what she calls "the federalized Common Core."
California has a history of opposition to vouchers that can be used for private school tuition.
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
The tuition hike is part of a plan to expand access to California students by increasing in-state undergraduate enrollments.
Voter support for the ballot measure reflects the state's movement toward a multiracial and multiethnic society.
GOP emphasis on giving more power to states consistent with California's reforms stressing local control.
Former superintendent of California schools speaks to EdSource about school reform.
Students will be learning based on the new Next Generation Science Standards.
If the ballot measure passes, it will likely increase the demand for bilingual teachers, who are already in short supply.