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Districts get power, if not cash, in Gov’s budget: School fortunes would rely on the ballot box
January 6, 2012 :: California schools could gain billions or once again face the threat of a midyear budget cut under the 2012-13 budget proposal released in Sacramento yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
At a hastily called news conference, held after the budget was accidentally posted days ahead of schedule on his finance department’s website, the Governor presented a plan for closing the
Gov. Brown presents 2012-13 budget in Sacramento
state’s $9.2 billion budget gap that’s contingent […]
Switch to weighted funding, local control: Brown proposing to dismantle financing system
January 5, 2012 :: Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to overhaul how K-12 schools are funded, starting with next year’s budget. The move to a “weighted pupil funding” formula would vastly simplify the current complicated and inequitable funding system and shift responsibility for most spending decisions to the local level. It also holds the promise of providing extra money [...]
Credentialing body’s new focus: Darling-Hammond discusses her ideas
John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
January 5, 2012 :: Last summer, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Stanford University School of Education Professor Linda Darling-Hammond to what the state auditor called one of the state’s worst-run agencies, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Now, as the newly elected CTC vice chair, Darling-Hammond, a national authority on preparing new teachers, shared her thoughts on how the Commission should view [...]
Next step for online initiative: Positive fiscal analysis to help the cause
January 4, 2012 :: With a formal title and a favorable fiscal analysis in hand, backers of an initiative to broaden access to online college preparatory classes will begin gathering signatures today to qualify for the November ballot.
The proposed initiative would give students the right to go elsewhere for a course required for admission to a UC or CSU [...]