New coalition seeks answers to state’s early education woes

The L.A. School Report – Craig Clough “Despite a state budget flush with extra billions for education, Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving criticism from some early education advocates for a “strikingly minimal” approach to early education funding. In response...

Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings

Education Next – C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson and Claudia Persico “Per-pupil spending can vary drastically between school districts, with affluent suburban districts often outspending their neighbors by significant margins. Such disparate school...

It’s 5/29: Are You Saving for College?

The Huffington Post – Patricia Roberts “Across the country as the clock strikes 5:29 a.m. and p.m. each day, if you’re listening to the radio, you may hear a Public Service Announcement that begins by posing a timely and important question:...

Opinion: New school money kills old excuses

The Sacramento Bee – Dan Walters “Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget sharply increases spending on California’s 6-plus million elementary and high school students. He estimates that local property taxes, state aid and federal funds will raise K-12...

Public education stands to benefit most from increased state funds

The L.A. Times – Chris Megerian “As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink. School budgets were cut by billions of dollars,...