The coronavirus pandemic 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.
Teacher shortage, youth mental health and math scores are cause for concern, but some policies seem to be helping
Four-days school weeks are growing in popularity nationally. The schedule offers greater flexibility for families and teachers, but studies show it also can result in lower student test scores.
See what education leaders are saying about the governor’s plan to fund education in the coming year.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for California's public college and university systems.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s proposed 2023-24 budget for the state's K-12 public schools.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s 2023-24 January budget proposal for early education.
While policymakers and advocates are arguing over how best to teach math, an increasing number of California's students are failing to learn math.
Substitute teachers became harder to find after the Covid-19 pandemic closed classrooms, but higher pay and fewer requirements are making the job more attractive.
The lawsuit by Public Counsel said that for-fee courses offered by district-affiliated foundations violate students' constitutional right to a free education.
Pivot Learning releases the District Readiness Index, a database for measuring how well California districts have met the conditions needed to make sustainable change.
Was a quick computer distribution during Covid, a literacy initiative or a combination of factors, plus random error, behind a surprising 8th grade score in Los Angeles Unified?
California needs to be screening all K-2 students for dyslexia and should also mandate that districts use literacy curriculum based on the science of reading.
Student representatives from across California made a series of policy and curriculum recommendations during a presentation to the State Board of Education on Wednesday morning.
The California School Dashboard masks the needs of English learners, leading to low expectations for these students and resulting in many districts not planning for their support and success.
Accreditation of California teacher preparation programs will hinge on whether they follow new literacy standards that focus more intensely on foundational reading skills.