(Calif.) Although fundamental to the distributions of tens of billions of state dollars to schools every year, the required certification of the Proposition 98 funding guarantee hasn’t been executed since 2008.CONTINUE READING
(Colo.) Teachers can use social groups to help young students learn self-control—a key predictor of academic success, as well as employment opportunities and health in adulthood—according to new research.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) While early reviews gave Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision high marks, bipartisan leaders of a key fiscal panel said Tuesday they will fight for a significant increase for career technical education spending.
(Puerto Rico) It was welcomed news when the U.S. Department of Education announced late last month that they were ready to release nearly $600 million in federal support to help Puerto Rico’s schools devastated by Hurricane Maria.
(Calif.) For perhaps the first time in 30 years, the state’s education lobby could seriously challenge the Legislature’s traditional view of the Proposition 98 funding guarantee as a floor and not a ceiling.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.