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Time to fund arts education?
by Carol Kocivar | March 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Access to arts in school is deeply unequal. Laws require schools to provide arts education, but they are widely ignored. A proposed ballot initiative would change that by directing funds to districts specifically for arts education. Carol explains how it has come to this.

The Lottery and California education
by Jeff Camp | January 30, 2022 | 1 Comment

The state lottery delivers about $2 billion to California schools each year. It's a tiny fraction of the total cost of public education, but still a heck of a big number. Here's what you should know about it.

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.

Students as Guinea Pigs
by Jeff Camp | August 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

We asked EdSource’s John Fensterwald to provide today’s high school students a sense of their own history: How has the California education system changed during their lifetime? A great deal has happened, as Fensterwald recounts colorfully through the story of Ginny the Guinea Pig.

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.

What a Biden Administration Might Mean for Education
by Carol Kocivar | November 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

Presidents can have a big impact on the direction of public education. How will the Biden administration affect education in California? Biden has called for increased support for public schools. However, as Carol explains, a lot depends on Georgia.

Can Proposition 15 Untangle California's Funding Problems?
by Carol Kocivar | August 30, 2020 | 9 Comments

Californians will soon be bombarded with messages about Proposition 15, which asks whether taxes on commercial and industrial property should be based on market value. As mail-in ballots arrive in October, the politics will be intense. Carol summarizes what you need to know.

Program Guide for the Ed100 Academy for California Student Leaders (Summer 2020)
by Jeff Camp | July 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

This post describes the sessions and speakers for the 2020 Ed100 Academy for California Student Leaders, which was held online July 20-23. Over a thousand high school student leaders applied and 500 participated.

Where Can We Find the Money Schools Need?
by Carol Kocivar | June 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

To reopen schools safely will require more funding, not less. Where will it come from? Education advocates argue that it is time for a fresh look at tax breaks that reduce school funding.

Will School Budgets Survive?
by Carol Kocivar | May 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A tsunami is about to wipe out California school budgets like sandcastles on a beach. Unless Congress acts, kids are going to get hurt, and the damage will be long-lasting. California's Education Coalition is calling on parents to speak out, before it's too late.

California School Budgets: The damage is even worse than it looks
by Jeff Camp | April 9, 2020 | 4 Comments

California's education budget is already in worse shape than most people realize. The economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic could clobber education for years. Without prompt federal support, students and teachers are in for a world of hurt. This post breaks it down.

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.

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.

What Every School Board Candidate Should Know About Money
by Molly McGee Hewitt | October 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

How much money do schools really have? Where does it come from, and is it enough? What should a school board member know about how to put together a budget? Molly McGee Hewitt (of CASBO) reviews the basics.

Education Change Happens. Slowly.
by Jeff Camp | April 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

The education system changes, but slowly. These charts compare the education systems of all US states and show how things have changed over 45 years. California stands out, unfortunately.

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