A period upended by the pandemic also saw an unprecedented increase in state revenues. Governor Gavin Newsom has seized the opportunity to propose sweeping changes to the California’s education system, from early education to closing the digital divide and providing more money for mental health to programs designed to get more students to college.
The district is proposing to lay off a yet-to-be-determined number of school workers next year, leaving union leaders confused.
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.”
Ten years into California's new Local Control Funding Formula, students are still not getting the resources and support promised by the law.
The Golden State should reform Proposition 13 for the sake of long-term revenue stability and reliable school funding.
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.
Funding for Proposition 98 in 2023-24 would be $1.5 billion less than appropriated last year; districts and charter schools would get an 8.1% inflation adjustment – their top priority.
California ranks 33rd in 2019-20, adjusted for its cost of living, spending $13,686 per student in state and local funding. Its method of funding poor districts is one of the nation's most equitable.
Fear of a recession, worries about inflation and “pandemic polarization” produced some very close votes, but in the end, 70% of ballot issues won.
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's donations have already benefited more than 100 California organizations, many focused on education and youth development.
A new tool developed by Pivot Learning can help California School districts focus their efforts on strengthening their ability to build a strong foundation for improvement.