K–12 Education and the New State Budget Radhika Mehlotra July 15 2019 Spending on K-12 education in California reaches a new high, though some key long-term funding issues remain.
What’s Next for California’s Public Pensions? Patrick Murphy, Radhika Mehlotra March 13 2019 A recent California Supreme Court ruling upheld a major pension reform law from 2013, but how much flexibility will policymakers have in modifying pension agreements?
Video: A Conversation with Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary Steven Bliss March 6 2019 Ann O’Leary, chief of staff to Governor Newsom, talks with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about the new administration’s vision and priorities for 2019 and beyond.
Declining K–12 Enrollment Forces Major Budget Cuts in Many Districts Paul Warren March 4 2019 About half of all K-12 school districts in California saw enrollment declines over the past five years, leading to decreased state funding. For many districts, this has meant making cuts in teachers, administrators, and other staff.
Will the Governor’s Budget Reduce the Heat on School Districts? Patrick Murphy, Julien Lafortune, Radhika Mehlotra January 28 2019 Governor Newsom's proposed budget calls for a one-time $3 billion payment to the main teacher retirement system, but is it enough to relieve financial pressure on California's schools?