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.
U.S. Education Secretary and American Federation of Teachers President's comments highlight division that exists between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.
The Vision for Success plan adopted by the college system's board of governors lays out a pathway to support students.
New state policy is expected to help schools meet California's Vision of Success for English learners.
While praising the plan’s targets, members of the California community Colleges Board of Governors also questioned whether the goals can become reality given the state’s complicated structure for governing community colleges.
SB 328, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Cañada Flintridge, would require all middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
If approved and carried out, the plan could lead to more Californians with two- or four-year degrees entering the workforce.
Teacher shortage limits districts' ability to expand bilingual offerings.
The proposal to use dashboard colors to identify the lowest-achieving schools is being sharply criticized.
New state budget includes funding for two significant initiatives to expand K-12 student access to computer science coursework and instruction.
Despite its creativity-focused economy, California arts education among the nation's worst
California has taken important steps to support dual language learners.
Learning Policy Institute research shows student achievement improves at schools that offer on-campus social services.
Standardized test results from 2015 and 2016 show disadvantaged students aren't progressing as quickly as wealthier, English-fluent peers.
Standard metrics often don't capture the work of schools serving at-risk students.
Expanding charters will exacerbate L.A. Unified's major challenges, including a prospective budget deficit and declining enrollment.