It could be worse. The Governor's budget for 2024-25 proposes to tap the state's reserve funds, largely sparing education from cuts. There are risks. This post explains what comes next.
This post summarizes new California laws passed in 2023 that affect students, parents, and teachers. The post includes useful links to each new law, its legislative history, and relevant context. Whew!
Today we are releasing the first installment of our updated YouTube channel, which will summarize the ten chapters of Ed100 in ten short videos. Watch episode 1 and help us spread the word!
California's constitution obligates the state to provide public education. It does not, however, establish any expectation about the quality of that education. Should it? Californians may be asked to vote on this question.
California's 2022 legislative session is now complete. More than 2,000 bills passed, failed, or were vetoed. In this post, Carol clarifies the endgame of the legislative process and takes stock of the year's changes.
Policies that affect education are developed through the work of legislative committees. We asked Josh Becker, the California Senator who represents Silicon Valley, to explain the process, including how students can have a voice.
The third day of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders was all about developing an effective vision for change in education. Students in high school today have lived through major disruptions in the education system. Has it worked? What are the big ideas for what comes next, and what is at stake?
On the second day of the Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders, hundreds of students learned how to get access to data and policy tools that can make them powerful as advocates. They were also invited to connect with six remarkable organizations.
The theme of the first day of the inaugural Ed100 Academy for Student Leaders was Education and Equity. Here's a rundown of what happened, starting with how students prepared for it.
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.
The Brown Act, California's open meeting law, plays a big role in how school boards work, even in a pandemic. If you want to influence your board or understand how change happens, you need to understand the rules. Leslie Reckler explains.
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