November 18, 2020 | CalMatters

Citing California’s fastest increase yet in new coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom pulled an “emergency brake” on the state’s reopening plan, directing 39 counties to regress into more restrictive tiers. Around 94% of the state’s residents now live in the...

November 16, 2020 | EdSource

Organizers of an ambitious “cradle to career” education data system for California are preparing to wrap up an intensive year-long effort and send key recommendations for its design to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature for the next phase of its development—one...

November 13, 2020 | KQED

As coronavirus cases spike across California, Bay Area school districts continue to weigh when and how to reopen. San Jose Unified School District recently announced plans to open classrooms in January; Oakland Unified has yet to set a date. But...

November 12, 2020 | LA School Report

Californians have long complained that the state doesn’t adequately fund education. But last week, they still opted not to amend a 40-year-old property tax formula that could have added roughly $4 billion a year to the state’s education budget. Proposition 15...

November 12, 2020 | CalMatters

Voters narrowly defeated Proposition 15, the tax measure that aimed to eliminate decades-long protections for commercial properties – dashing hopes of billions of dollars flowing into California’s cash-strapped public schools and community colleges in the coming years.

November 10, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

Cal State Universities' bold decision last spring to decide to keep students online in the fall provided certainty during the early tumultuous months of the pandemic. A CSU years-long initiative to increase graduation rates has built momentum that students did not want...

November 5, 2020 | EdSource

Students at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School in East Los Angeles are learning at one-and-a-half to two times the pace of their grade-level peers, based on their state standardized (CAASPP) test scores for the last three years compared to...

November 4, 2020 | LAist

This year, a new ballot measure—Proposition 15—would remove Prop 13 protections from many commercial and industrial properties, forcing many of their owners to pay more in taxes. If voters approve it, Prop 15 could raise billions for public schools, community...

November 2, 2020 | Ventura County Star

It’s by no means certain that California voters will pass Proposition 15, but if they do, it would be the largest tax increase in the state’s history. That said, it would provide a relatively small down payment on the long-standing...