While California’s Local Control Funding Formula shifted control over budgeting and decision making from the state to local districts, the state and federal government still retain authority over setting broad education and school finance policies. In this section, find articles about pressing challenges to California’s education system, the state’s education reforms, how school districts are implementing them, and their impact.
The district is proposing to lay off a yet-to-be-determined number of school workers next year, leaving union leaders confused.
A new paper aims to find consensus about literacy curriculum for English language learners and other students and early screeners for reading.
California’s ethnic studies graduation law can be suspended without further legislative action under the bill’s own terms, which state the requirement becomes operative “only upon an appropriation of funds by the Legislature.”
West Contra Costa Unified will have to cut almost $20 million from its 2024-25 budget in order to remain fiscally solvent, according to a plan approved Wednesday.
State auditor says the priority should be fixing funding formula to make spending in high-poverty schools more transparent, not adding $300 million with an “equity multiplier.”
Conservative majority on U.S. Supreme Court expressed doubts about canceling $400 billion in student loan debt.
A proposed constitutional amendment could make the superintendent of public instruction an appointed position, instead of an elected one.
Teacher residency programs, which offer a year of clinical practice in the classroom and small stipends, are losing enrollment to internships with salaries and benefits.
A citizen complaint demands that the school board hold a repeat, legal meeting.
Arts education could be an engine to spark family engagement in the school system, experts say.
Orange Unified School District school board fired its superintendent; interim leader resigns saying district focus is no longer the students.
Ten years into California's new Local Control Funding Formula, students are still not getting the resources and support promised by the law.
Some researchers say the bar to be considered proficient in English is so high that only students who perform well can be reclassified.
CSU students now have access to housing grants if they're struggling to pay rent, thanks to a $10 million systemwide increase in state funding for basic needs.
The end of the state's Covid-19 state of emergency this month effectively ends plans to require kids to be vaccinated against the virus.