Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed California's new, $96.3 billion budget that overhauls public school funding to help at-risk students succeed, and includes $1.25 billion in school district funding to prepare for Common Core State Standards.
"I don't say all problems are over," the Los Angeles Times reports Brown stated at a Capitol news conference. "But the budget is balanced."
CTA appreciates the hard work done by all, starting with the passage of Proposition 30, to pass a budget that will begin to pay back some of the funds owed to schools after years of cuts and provides additional support to students with greater needs.
"While it will take years for our schools to fully recover, this budget is a big step in the right direction," said CTA President Dean Vogel. "These new standards will dramatically impact teaching and learning and educators must have the resources they need to help students succeed.
Read more budget news stories here and here, and the governor's news release.