Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Full-Day Kindergarten In California School DistrictsCalifornia will not require school districts to offer at least one full-day kindergarten class.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Banning Schools From Suspending Students For 'Willful Defiance'Governor Newsom signed the bill into law Monday. It will go into effect July 1, 2020.
School Districts Could Need Millions Of Dollars If Plan To Push Back School Start Time PassesThe average school start time for California middle and high schools is 8:07 am and a proposal to push that back to 8:30 am for high schools, and move it up to 8 am for middle schools is getting closer to going to the Governor's desk.
California Poised To Overhaul Charter SchoolsCalifornia is poised to overhaul how it authorizes and judges charter schools in what the governor's office is calling the most significant update in decades.
California Schools May Be Banned From Suspending Students For 'Willful Defiance'Starting next school year principals and administrators may be banned from suspending students for "willful defiance" of teachers, staff, and administrators.
Statewide Ethnic Studies Proposal Slammed By CriticsThe draft of the new ethnics studies program for California Public schools is being slammed by critics.
New Law Asks California Schools To Ban Smartphones In ClassroomsCalifornia public and charter schools can now ban students from using smartphones in class and at school, except under certain circumstances.
How Many Children Are Unvaccinated In California Schools? New data shows several schools in northern California have alarmingly low immunization rates.
Animal Dissections Could Be Outlawed In California Classrooms With New BillStudents in any California public or private school, grades one through 12, could soon be prohibited from performing a dissection. 
Gov. Brown Signs School-Funding Changes Into LawGov. Jerry Brown is signing legislation that changes the state funding formula for K-12 schools in a way he hopes will help boost achievement for disadvantaged students.
California Settles Lawsuit, Will Enforce School Fee BanCalifornia has agreed to settle a lawsuit by enforcing a state law that bans school fees for textbooks, cheerleader outfits and other items.