The early childhood workforce is one area where some experts believe Newsom and the Legislature have fallen short.
Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded financial aid, but experts and activists hope for more progress in the coming year to help students cover non-tuition costs.
He forged a compromise to revise California's charter school law and gave districts unexpected help to pay employee pension obligations.
Gov. Newsom will bring the school bond to victory but steer clear of the "split-roll" initiative. You can bet your Fensters on it.
From increased funding for early education to the state of education in California's rural communities, a look at some of the top issues in 2019.
From student activism to new state leadership, the events of the past year highlighted the forces shaping the future of the state's youth.