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Time to fund arts education
by Carol Kocivar | October 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

Californians will soon vote on Prop. 28, a ballot measure to direct new, dedicated funding to arts education. Carol explains how the amendment works and why it matters.

California's strong education budget for 2022-23
by Carol Kocivar | August 10, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's budget for education, chronically scrawny, is emerging from the pandemic with unexpected strength. Carol explains where the sudden boost is coming from, and where the money will go.

How is the budget for education created?
by Carol Kocivar | January 23, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's state budget has grown quickly in the last two years, defying expectations. There are many happy implications for education. In this post, Carol explains the process ahead, including how to have an influence.

Budgeting for Educational Equity
by John Diaz | January 2, 2022 | 1 Comment

California's school funding system directs resources toward school districts partly on the basis of local needs. In this post, John Diaz explains why the policy is crucial to improvement of the state's diverse schools — and its economy.

A Dream Education Budget for California
by Carol Kocivar | July 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Over the last year, expectations about education funding have plunged and soared. California’s budget for 2021-22 delivers reasons for school communities to breathe easier. Carol explains the main elements of the budget — and why it reads like a dream list of best education practices.

Wowza! Budget windfall for children, families and schools
by Carol Kocivar | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you unexpectedly received a huge bundle of cash in the state budget, what would you do with it? That's the enviable position Governor Newsom and the legislature are in this year. Here's what you need to know.

How California Budgets for Education
by Carol Kocivar | May 17, 2020 | 2 Comments

Every year, California creates a budget for public education. How does that work, actually? Who creates and influences it, and when are the decisions made? How can you get involved and have an influence? This short post explains the basics with tons of pointers to learn more.

Commit Significant New Federal Funds to Support Schools
by Carol Kocivar | April 6, 2020 | 5 Comments

The public education system as we have known is on course to be damaged, badly, by Covid-19. Without decisive action, especially at the federal level, the road will be rough and the harm will last for many years. The plan urgently needs to include summer school.

How the State Budget Affects Your School
by Carol Kocivar | January 12, 2020 | 5 Comments

Governor Newsom just released his proposed budget for the state. Carol summarizes what it means for public education, and how to learn more about it.

Funding Education: Are We Looking at the Right Numbers?
by Carol Kocivar | August 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

Investments in the education budget are critical. So are investments that level the playing field in even more basic ways.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #8: Resources
by Jeff Camp | March 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

California's funding for education has been skimpy for decades. Chapter 8 lays out the facts, including where the money for education comes from, where it goes, and what it buys.

More Money for Schools? No, Not Really.
by Carol Kocivar | July 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

The budget for education grew. It did. But the costs of pensions and special education grew more, so cut, cut, cut!

Another Skimpy Budget for California Education
by Jeff Camp | January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the surface, California's new draft budget seems great. But it does little to really change the state's skimpy investment in children. This post explains.

Should We Cut After-School Programs?
by Jeff Camp | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Federal support for after-school programs is on the chopping block in the President's recently announced federal budget proposal. Even in California, funding shortfalls put these programs at risk. Should they be cut?

Yippee! Right?
by Jeff Camp | May 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

It's true that this budget delivers $3,000 dollars per student more than the budget at the trough of the recession did. But this is like measuring the distance from the bottom of a grave to the top of the pile of dirt that will fill it back in. The proposed budget does not make California’s scho

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