Education Cuts

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Despite Cuts, UC Berkeley Offering High Pay To Guest Lecturers

A practice by the University of California at Berkeley of paying higher-than-scale salaries to guest lecturers has raised eyebrows among tenured faculty amid staff and program cuts to make up for budget shortfalls.


(L-R) Anai Rosales, Kayla Ely and Veronica Mandujano are three San Leandro High School students who staged a week-long hunger strike over education cuts. (CBS)

San Leandro High Students End Hunger Strike Over Cuts

Three San Leandro High School students ended their hunger strike over education cuts after a meeting with school officials Tuesday night.



Phil Matier: California Teachers Association Reluctantly Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says the CTA is backing Gov. Brown’s tax plan, but they do have some reservations.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Battle Over Closing Budget

California’s state budget is $15 billion in the red, but a couple extra billion dollars from a state income tax windfall may make it easier to close.


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State’s Budget Woes Take Center Stage In Silicon Valley

Some of California’s top business and education leaders planned to gather in Silicon Valley Friday morning to talk about the impact of state budget cuts on schools.