BUDGET ISSUES TAKE CENTER STAGE
In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald will focus on money matters on both a state and federal level. They get input from Learning Policy Institute President Linda Darling-Hammond, New Teacher Center Policy Director Liam Goldrick, and EdSource senior reporter Larry Gordon.
- Gov. Brown’s revised budget for the coming fiscal year will send $2.8 billion more to schools than last year has a catch — $1 billion of it won’t go to schools until May 2019 (read story).
- California would lose about $400 million if President Trump’s proposed deep cuts to federal education programs gain traction in Congress, including hundreds of millions in funds for teacher preparation programs (read story).
- In a surprising piece of good news, Congress restores Pell grants for summer study, which should help more low-income students graduate on time and help reduce college debt (read story)
Plus Louis and John’s predictions!