The coronavirus pandemic has upended education in California, shifting the focus from a series of major reforms initiated by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2013 that changed how funding was allocated to schools and the accountability systems for schools and districts. Nonetheless, efforts to make California’s systems of education more equitable from cradle to career, continue.
In this section, you will find articles about the legislation and policies that affect California’s public schools and universities.
California Department of Education sides with faith-based organizations that challenged how the San Bernardino county office approved LCAPs.
Legislators and governor agree on most education spending, but legislators want more funding for child care, Cal Grants and pension relief.
A "mixed delivery" system, in which state-funded early learning programs can be in any school, would better serve the needs of families.
Pandemic has created a window of opportunity for California to add a growth measure to the dashboard for evaluating schools.
California school districts are planning for summer school and for a full return to campuses in the fall, according to data released by the state.
Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.
Budget committees' joint plan prioritizes school districts' financial health over more one-time funding. Next step: Talks with Newsom
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown defends the public online community college he envisioned would take on the for-profit sector.
California school districts are offering robust summer school programs with an emphasis on fun to help reconnect students to their schools.
In spending the windfall of funds available for districts this year, leaders must plan for the long term, avoid quick fixes and resist the temptation to say yes to more than they can actually do well.
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
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 May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s revised 2021-22 budget for K-12 education.
With unprecedented billions of dollars, advocacy groups want details on how funding will help students targeted for extra assistance.