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