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State Board of Education approves $635 million in community school grants

The State Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved $635 million in planning and implementation grants for 265 school districts, county offices of education and charter schools in low-income areas to transition to full-service community schools.

May 18, 2022 | EdSource
Billions more for California schools, colleges under Newsom's revised budget

With state revenues continuing to defy projections, schools and community colleges would receive a record $128 billion in funding in 2022-23 under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget, which he presented on Friday.

May 13, 2022 | EdSource
Newsom reaffirms commitment to annual increases for UC, CSU; imposes annual progress reports

Calling the investments a “game-changer” for California’s public universities, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday reaffirmed his pledge to give annual budget increases of 5% to the University of California and California State University systems over the next five years.

May 13, 2022 | EdSource
California set to launch hundreds of community schools with $635 million in grants

Next week, California will jumpstart a seven-year initiative to convert potentially thousands of schools into full-service, parent-focused community schools. Approved a year ago by the Legislature, the $3 billion California Community Schools Partnership Program will be the nation’s most ambitious effort to create schools serving the multidimensional health and learning needs of children.

May 12, 2022 | EdSource
California parents dream of college while dreading the cost, survey shows

The majority of California parents want their children to get a college degree, even as they worry about the rising cost of college, according to a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California.

May 11, 2022 | EdSource
The future of the state’s public education system is questioned in a new report

Part of the California 100 initiative, administered by the Goldman School of Public Policy, a new report finds that long-term structural challenges in the state’s finance system, combined with flaws in education governance, threaten the long-term outlook of public education.

May 11, 2022 | EdSource
Challenged by Covid, the Class of 2022 looks ahead to better days

EdSource spoke with members of California's Class of 2022 on their unique high school experiences during COVID-19 and beyond.

May 6, 2022 | EdSource
California expanding community college baccalaureate programs

The community college baccalaureate program is on the precipice of expanding in California. Program proponents say the more advanced bachelor’s degree offerings by colleges that typically offer associate degrees are key to training California’s workforce and expanding degrees among the underserved students of California’s community college system.

May 4, 2022 | EdSource
Senate, Assembly agree California schools should receive billions more in unrestricted funding

Legislative leaders agreed this week that giving schools billions of dollars more in unrestricted funding would be their top priority in negotiations with Gov. Gavin Newsom over next year’s bountiful state budget.

April 29, 2022 | EdSource