State budget sets standards, more accountability…

As individual school districts across California consider how to reopen, lawmakers in Sacramento this week passed a state budget that’s intended to provide structure and demand accountability for schools during the pandemic. Online education and related technology, student transfers, and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Study: Possible CSU campus in Palm…

A new, independent California State University campus in Palm Desert would have a greater ability to serve historically under-represented minorities, low-income students and first-generation students than other proposed campus sites. That’s one of the conclusions in the final study, released… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Palm Desert couple sponsors young college…

Juan Antonio-Romero Velasquez is a young man from the East Valley who spent seven years of his life, from fifth grade up until his recent 2020 high school graduation, going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley (BGCCV)… Read full article at The Desert Sun

UC Riverside Medical School gets $25…

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine received $25 million in ongoing funding in the state budget signed this week, which school officials say will allow them to double the number of doctors they train, from 250 to 500. The expansion will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Assembly bill would shield school districts…

LONG BEACH A new education bill — which State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach — introduced this week seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall. O’Donnell, who chairs the Education Committee in the California… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Small California school districts face overwhelming…

California’s smallest school districts face big hurdles in planning for next school year. Some small districts don’t have enough computers or reliable internet service in their communities to provide distance learning to all their students and many don’t have enough… Read full article at EdSource

Cal State faculty call for reforms…

Faculty across California State University are calling for a series of reforms meant to advance racial justice across the 23-campus system, from requiring students to take a class in ethnic studies to disarming campus police. The California Faculty Association, the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

USC backs off plan for fall…

LOS ANGELES — Reversing course from an announcement made one month ago, USC officials now say undergraduate fall courses will primarily remain online during the fall semester. “Public health guidelines continue to change, and Los Angeles County has yet to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Los Angeles Unified cuts school police…

Los Angeles Unified will cut $25 million from its school police, reducing the department’s budget by more than one-third following several weeks of protests from Black students and activists who have called on the district to reform its police force.… Read full article at EdSource