California education funding

CALIFORNIA TO RECEIVE $69 MILLION FROM FEDS TO TURN AROUND ITS PERSISTENTLY LOWEST-ACHIEVING SCHOOLS

May 27, 2011 (Washington D.C.) -- Following $20 billion in state budget cuts to education in the past three years, California today learned that the state will receive partial relief from the U.S. government. 

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that California will receive $69 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.  But districts will have to agree to drastic changes in order to apply for grant funding--such as replacing principals and many teachers, converting to a charter or to be run by a for-profit management education organization, or shutting down and sending kids to tother schools.  

PARENTS TO RALLY FOR IMPROVED PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING TODAY AT 4:30

 

May 24, 2011 (San Diego) Parents from around the county, objecting to years of cuts to public school funding, will demand action from lawmakers at a 4:30 p.m. rally on Tuesday, May 24th at Park Boulevard and Presidents Way in Balboa Park.

 

MORE CALIFORNIANS WORRIED ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION COSTS, HALF WOULD APPROVE RAISING TAXES INSTEAD OF HIKING STUDENT FEES

November 24, 2010 (San Diego) -- Californians are becoming increasingly worried about the cost of higher education. A new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 74 percent of those polled said the state does not provide enough money to its public colleges and universities.