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2019

ACHIEVEMENT

The Sacramento Bee: California’s education challenge: Preparing students for jobs in a rapidly-changing world (4/21/19)


CHARTER SCHOOLS

EdSource: Gov. Newsom proposes tighter rules on charter school enrollment (5/16/19)

CALmatters : Guest commentary: California must reform charter schools. Here’s how (5/6/19)
by CSBA President Emma Turner

San Mateo Daily Journal: Divisions form on California charter school policy bills (4/24/19)

San Diego Union-Tribune: California charter schools should follow transparency laws, attorney general says (1/4/19)

 

FACILITIES

EdSource:$13 billion state bond for school construction targeted for 2020 California ballot (6/20/19)

 

FUNDING

See also CSBA’s Full and Fair Funding Initiative

Politico: California school leaders float $11B tax hike on companies, top earners (7/18/19)

EdSource: Gov. Newsom’s state budget resolves 3 California school boards’ lawsuits (7/9/19)

The Sacramento Bee: ‘Starvation diet’ for schools protested by California teachers, officials, students at Capitol (5/22/19)

Monterey Herald: Monterey Peninsula delegation heads to Sacramento for school funding (5/22/19)

Berkeleysider: Berkeley teachers to rally in Sacramento Wednesday; district says keep kids home (5/21/19)

Los Angeles Times: Commentary: Fighting for students, rallying for public schools (5/20/19)

EdSource: Majority of California voters favor tax increase on millionaires to fund schools, poll finds (5/20/19)

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat: County Superintendent Column: Our students deserve more (4/21/19)

Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Trending down, enrollment puts pinch on school budgets statewide (4/1/19)

EdSource: California’s K-12 enrollment drops again, charter schools see increase (3/28/19)

EdSource: Many California schools have police but no counselors, ACLU report finds (3/10/19)

 

GOVERNANCE

K-12 Daily: Budget deal takes shape, details to come in trailer bills (6/12/19)

CALmatters: Later school bells, alternative testing: California lawmakers try again on quashed K-12 bills (4/18/19)

Public News Service: Education groups call for oversight of California state tax credits (4/17/19)

The Sacramento Bee: Who are 2019’s California Influencers and what can you expect from them? (Includes: CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy)

EdSource: Renewed push underway to expand California's ban on some suspensions (2/27/19)

CBS: Lawmakers again pushing for later school start time (2/18/19)

Palo Alto Online: Governor names Stanford professor as state education board president (2/12/19)

San Mateo Daily Journal: Legislators dig in on Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal (1/12/2019)

San Diego Union-Tribune: Local school board members to lead statewide association (1/10/2019)

Palo Alto Online: Governor names Stanford professor as state education board president (2/12/2019)

CBS Sacramento: Lawmakers again pushing for later school start time (2/18/2019)

EdSource: Renewed push underway to expand California's ban on some suspensions (2/27/2019)

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Sacramento Bee: What one thing could make college more affordable? It’s not just lowering tuition (6/30/19)

 

PENSIONS

The Sacramento Bee: Gavin Newsom’s budget aims to spare California schools from some pension pain (6/12/2019)

K-12 Daily: Are pension costs creating a new school fiscal crisis? (5/1/2019)

EdSource: Gov. Newsom proposes to chip away at mountain of pension liability and ease school districts' burden (1/27/2019)

CALmatters: It didn’t fix the L.A. teacher strike, but Newsom’s pension idea would help schools, anyway (1/13/2019)

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Education Week: National School Boards Association Pushes for Federal Special Education Law Overhaul (3/5/2019)

The Sacramento Bee: Special education enrollment in California is up. No one can say exactly why (1/21/2019)

TEACHERS

The Sacramento Bee: ‘The root cause of teacher strikes is found not in Oakland or Los Angeles, but in Sacramento’ (6/3/2019)

The Sacramento Bee: Commentary: It’s not a surprise teachers are striking. It’s a surprise they didn’t happen sooner (5/26/2019)

LA School Report, commentary: California school board members to state lawmakers: Don’t make it harder to attract and recruit diverse, talented teachers (5/15/2019)

The Nation: The Oakland Teachers’ Strike Revealed California’s Education Crisis (3/18/2019)

CALmatters: ‘Lock the door and throw away the key’: As strike looms, LAUSD asks Newsom to intercede (1/11/2019)

California Healthline: Is striking for school nurses the way to go? (2/20/2019)

CNBC: California's housing affordability crisis looms over the state's problems with teachers (1/17/2019) 

 

2018

Los Angeles Sentinel: Second Black and first Afro-Latino to lead CA Department of Education (12/18/2018)

San Mateo Daily Journal: Commentary, a commitment to equitable outcomes for all students (12/12/2018)

Daily Californian: Berkeley school district approves policy to expand access to free menstrual products (12/3/218)

Ed Source: New California coalition agrees on next steps to improve schools, student achievement (11/15/2018)

School Transportation News: California Association of School Transportation officials management forum (10/19/2018)

Education Dive: Pediatricians: Lenient California law regarding water testing endangers children (9/27/2018)

EdSource: Gaps in California law requiring schools to test for lead could leave children at risk (9/25/2018)

Cloverdale Reveille: Commentary, Navigating responsible drug regulation (9/24/2018)

Los Angeles Times: California Gov. Jerry Brown rejects bill to prohibit schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. (9/21/2018)

Pasadena Star News: Governor Brown signs area senator's suicide prevention legislation (9/13/2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: Should school start later? Sleepy kids, logistics at odds (9/12/2018)

EdSource: Both sides lobbying California governor on bill to delay school start time for teens (9/8/2018)

New York Times: California teenagers could sleep later under school start bill
(9/7/2018)

Santa Clarita Valley Signal: Changes proposed
(9/6/2018)

School Transportation News: Calif. state legislature passes bill to start school later
(9/5/2018)

The Sacramento Bee: Schools would start later under bill sent to California governor
(9/4/2018)

CALmatters: Last stop: On these 2018 California bills, it’s the governor’s call
(9/4/2018)

The Fresno Bee: Clovis Unified is already buying guns. Here’s where the money comes from (8/29/2018)

Red Bluff Daily News: Commentary, Board calls on legislature to better fund schools (8/28/2018)

K-12 Daily: Brown’s signature may end for-profit charters in CA
(8/27/2018)

California Newswire: Legislature approves McCarty measure to Ban for-profit charters (8/24/2018)

Los Angeles Times: Commentary: A quiet and important fight is brewing over how much must be spent on California's schools (8/20/2018)

Associated Press: California's school boards sue over education funding law (8/15/2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: As California schools wait for state bond money, districts fume at sluggish payouts (8/14/2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: Few California school districts have tested water for lead, even though it’s free
(8/13/2018)

California Health Line: The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school (8/7/2018)

EdSource: After quarter century of rapid expansion, charter school growth slowing in California (8/16/2018)

K-12 Daily: New law streamlines credentialing of out-of-state teachers
(7/25/2018)

CALmatters: California teacher pension debt swamps school budgets (7/23/2018)

CALmatters: Don’t like your kid’s school district? Transferring could become easier—if they’re being bullied
(7/23/2018)

K-12 Daily: Opposing sides find agreement on charter transparency (7/23/2018)

Del Mar Times: Parents return to DMUSD board to ask for assault weapons ban in district resolution (7/12//18)

Santa Clarita Signal: Districts work to address policy for immigrants
(7/12//18)

Riverside Press-Enterprise: High school ethnic studies would be required in California under Riverside lawmaker’s bill (6/8/2018)

CSBA President Mike Walsh on Capital Public Radio  (6/7/2018)

EdSource: From cradle to career: Newsom's vision for education reform in California (6/7/2018)

EdSource: Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond to square off in runoff for California schools chief (6/7/2018)

EdSource: California governor’s race: Dems agree on child care, higher spending; differ on districts rejecting charters based on financial impact (5/31/2018)

K-12 Daily: Analysis: opportunity to fight funding adequacy slips away (5/15/2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: Commentary, Supporting school libraries a real no-brainer
( 5/15/2018)

LA School Report: Gavin Newsom answers questions on education, children’s issues before Los Angeles forum for gubernatorial candidates (5/15/2018)

K-12 Daily: Bill takes another swing at promoting cultural expression (5/10/2018)

San Francisco Chronicle: California’s next governor will have plenty of school work (5/3/2018)

Pasadena Now: Suicide prevention legislation aimed at public, charter, and private schools passes California Senate (5/3/2018)

K-12 Daily: Face-off over testing flexibility looms (4/25/2018)

EdSource: African-American students would get extra aid under California’s K-12 funding formula in proposal before Legislature (4/17/2018)

Santa Clarita Signal: California gives schools direction to respond to immigration enforcement (4/5/2018)

EdSource: LA Unified board must seek more public input into new superintendent search (4/5/2018)

Monterey County Weekly: High-need schools countywide are taking a hard stance on a lack of funding (4/4/2018)

East Bay Times: Albany: School district urging residents to lobby state for more funds (4/3/2018)

Riverside Press-Enterprise: Riverside school board president elected to statewide board (4/3/2018)

Napa Valley Register:  News from NVUSD (3/27/2018)

Santa Clarita Signal: Sulphur Springs Board considering resolution calling for fair funding of public schools (3/27/2018)

Mojave Daily Star: School boards ask state for 'full and fair funding for public education' (3/27/2018)

Mt. Shasta News: Mt. Shasta school district to survey parents on school security (3/22/2018)

Livermore Independent: Resolution asks state to raise school funding (3/16/2018)

Pasadena Now: Senator Portantino’s student suicide prevention bill passes Senate education committee (3/16/2018)

Fox 40: Student Considers Legal Action to Bring Religious Discussion into Science Class (3/9/2018)

Livermore Independent: Assemblywoman Baker named 2017 CSBA Legislator of the Year (3/9/2018)

Bloomberg: California's $83 Billion of bond debt isn't enough for some (3/6/2018)

West Sonoma Gazette: West Sonoma County High School board to call for more state spending on education (3/6/2018)

Gridley Herald: Cannabis addressed in Gridley schools board policy (3/2/2018)

San Diego Union-Tribune: School shooting, threats shine light on mental health (3/1/2018)

K-12 Daily: Ed. coalition seeks more money for schools (2/28/2018)

Rancho Santa Fe Review: San Dieguito board works toward more effective governance (2/28/2018)

Livermore Independent: PUSD urges state to increase school revenue (2/26/2018)

Lodi-News Sentinel: Lodi Unified board calls for more funding for public schools (2/26/2018)

Monterey Herald: MPUSD Teacher Recruitment Fair seems promising despite California teacher shortage crisis (2/26/2018)

Los Angeles Times: Burbank board urges state legislature to provide more funding (2/20/2018)

Manteca Bulletin: District pushing for more realistic state funding (2/20/2018)

Ventura County Star: Editorial, Time for a new narrative on teaching (2/20/2018)

KALW: What's behind the country's public education funding crisis? (2/22/2018)

Ventura County Star: Editorial, Time for a new narrative on teaching (2/17/2018)

Ed Source: Countdown to expand ban on ‘willful defiance’ suspensions in California schools (2/15/2018)

San Diego Union-Tribune: Commentary, Back to School: School district budgets (2/15/2018)

Camarillo Acorn: New policy aimed at keeping campuses safe (2/16/2018)

Northern California Record: Appellate court rules how California's legislative branch can fund education mandates (2/12/2018)

Ventura County Star: Ventura County and California work to deal with shortage of credentialed teachers (2/9/2018)

Learning Policy Institute: Understaffed and underprepared: California districts report ongoing teacher shortages (2/6/2018)

Santa Clarita Signal: Saugus Board considering resolution calling for fair funding of public schools (2/6/2018)

Benicia Herald: BUSD trustees to vote on resolution requesting more money for California public schools
(1/30/2018)

Ukiah Daily News: Commentary, Planning and budgeting challenges of the LCAP (1/29/2018)

Gilroy Dispatch: California schools are underfunded compared to U.S.
(1/26/2018)

Orange County Register: Placentia-Yorba Linda district asking state to fund schools better
(1/26/2018)

East Bay Times: Piedmont school board gives initial OK to policies on sexual harassment, hate speech (1/26/2018)

Fairfield Republic: School board group says up to $40B more needed annually for quality education (1/23/2018)

Orange County Register: Placentia-Yorba Linda district asking state to fund schools better (1/25/2018)

EdSource: State must improve the California School Dashboard, not move the goalposts (1/18/2018)

Santa Clarita Signal: Brown’s budget projects increase in K-12, higher education spending (1/12/2018)

Santa Clarita Signal: Castaic Board considering resolution calling for fair funding for public schools (1/11/2018)

EdSource: Gov. Brown proposes ambitious education agenda in his final state budget (1/9/2018)