A nearly $10 billion education rainy day fund and districts' own reserves would protect schools according to state analysts. At issue is how much funding Newsom and the Legislature should to commit to ongoing spending.
For the first time in two decades, California’s K-12 enrollment dropped under 6 million students, a sure sign that many students did not return after the pandemic. But within the state, there was movement: sharp enrollment declines in coastal counties and sharp increases inland. This reporting series from EdSource looks at the changes and trends in California public school enrollment.