California schools


Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country

California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.



California Students Post New Gains In STAR Testing

California’s top education official says the state’s students posted the ninth straight year of gains in English and math proficiency on this year’s standardized tests.



South Bay Teachers, Students Head To Sacramento To Lobby For Education Funds

About 100 students and teachers headed from San Jose to Sacramento on a pair of tour buses Wednesday morning to gather support for cash-strapped schools that need support from California lawmakers.



Legislation Takes Aim At Food Trucks Operating Near Schools

An assemblyman concerned about childhood obesity introduced a bill that would prohibit food trucks from operating within 1,500 feet of elementary and secondary schools.



Fiscal Emergency Confronts California’s Public Schools

California’s public school year is getting shorter and shorter, while classrooms are increasingly crowded. That’s the finding of a new state study, predicting even deeper financial troubles for the schools if Gov. Brown’s budget plan is approved.



Report Shines Ray Of Hope On Cash-Poor California Schools

A new report from the public Policy Institute of California offers hope for improving the state’s school finance system, in part due to demographics.


California Denied "Race to the Top" Funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ California didn’t make the final cut to receive its share of $4.35 billion in federal education funding. The U.S. Department of Education announced the 10 recipients in the second round of the “Race […]


Mission High School Raises the Bar

SAN FRANCISCO, (KCBS)_  Students around the Bay Area are packing their backpacks as they prepare to head back to school. At Mission High School in San Francisco, despite shrinking school budgets, the academic expectations have […]