STATE: California superintendent candidates oppose big money…

The leading candidates for state superintendent of public instruction on Wednesday strongly opposed state campaign finance laws that have allowed millions of dollars from charter school backers and labor unions to pour into their race. Marshall Tuck and Assemblyman Tony… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California’s public universities on the way…

The University of California and California State University systems are poised to get major funding boosts that will help them enroll thousands of additional state students and eliminate the need for tuition increases in the coming school year. A key… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC regents to scrutinize Janet Napolitano’s…

University of California regents this week plan to scrutinize the budget of President Janet Napolitano, whose office came under political fire last year for questionable spending and murky accounting. Regents will vote on the proposed $876.4-million budget for 2018-19 during… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Latino, African-Americans have less access to…

Latino and African-American students were less likely to pass algebra 1 and less likely to attend high schools that offer advanced math or science classes than their white and Asian peers, according to new data released by the U.S. Department… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California school spending grows at fastest…

Few monetary issues draw more emotion or scrutiny than the ups and downs of government’s educational expenses. This year, the heated “invest in our kids” debate has rattled state capitols across the nation as teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Push underway to increase California school…

By the time he leaves office early next year, Gov. Jerry Brown will have achieved his goal of “full funding” for his signature school financing law, the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula. But rather than hang a banner and declare… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Charter school backers have outspent teachers…

Charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for California governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than $22 million into independent committees to support… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Candidate for county Office of Education…

The wife of a former San Diego County Office of Education superintendent, who left office after being accused of misusing public funds, is running for the county’s District 5 board of education seat. Cheryl James-Ward, a former NASA Jet Propulsion… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

STATE: Bay Area Student Looks to Fight…

A Bay Area student is urging valedictorians across the country to include a minute-long message addressing gun violence following the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas that left 10 dead Friday. More than 100 commencement speakers across the nation… Read full article at NBC News

STATE: Innovative high school for new immigrant…

For 11 years, students from all over the world have gathered at Oakland International High to learn English and math, as they also learn to navigate new lives far from where they were born. Chanthavy, 16, who left Cambodia in… Read full article at EdSource