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, English learners and foster and homeless children. 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 changes in funding were tied to major changes in how districts assess students and are held accountable for their success. Districts must outline how they will spend their funds in a Local Control and Accountability Plan. Whether these reforms succeed in improving student outcomes significantly and narrow historically large achievement gaps is now the core issue and challenge in education reform in California.
Schools should work with nonprofits and government agencies to pay for expanded services, panelists say.
Riverside administrator Cynthia Glover Woods, Yurok Tribe leader James McQuillen and bilingual high school teacher Haydee Rodriguez join the board.
Message reinforced by American Academy of Pediatrics that clarifies that it believes children should be in school, but only if it can be done safely.
Legislators spared K-12 schools and community colleges cuts, but will force them to borrow billions and rely on more stimulus aid from Congress.
They're grateful that their budgets won't be cut, but worry about added expenses and the uncertainty of planning for a return to school in a pandemic.
California lawmakers introduced distance learning provisions around instructional time, attendance and connecting with parents.
The new California budget makes it easier for teacher candidates affected by coronavirus-related closures to complete credentials.
Under the agreement, teachers and some – but not all – of other school employees would be protected from layoffs for the year.
State health officials said parents likely were afraid to take their children to medical offices during the pandemic.
Irvine's decision is the first among the nine University of California campuses that enroll undergraduates.
Parents and student advocacy groups are demanding better remote instruction than what many children, especially in low-income schools, have received.
A bond proposal aims to build broadband infrastructure in rural California, help purchase computers and fund professional training for teachers.
Newsom issued an executive order suspending state-required tests for teacher candidates on track to complete their teacher preparation programs.
Draft interim guidance on the reopening of schools allows for flexibility on multiple issues and stresses local
Distance learning expected to continue next year as districts move to a hybrid online and in-person instruction model.