Monthly Archives: April 2022

Robert Manwaring is senior policy and fiscal adviser for education at Children Now, a nonprofit that seeks to break down barriers that stand in the way of children’s health and education. EdSource, March 22, 2022.   Why do California schools have more money than ever, yet districts across the state are considering staff layoffs? This…

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At the State Allocation Board (SAB) meeting on March 23, 2022, the Office of Public School Construction Staff (OPSC) noted that it anticipates receiving proceeds from the latest state bond sale issued by the California State Treasurer’s Office (Treasurer). The OPSC anticipates presenting projects on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans), including projects…

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The power of the yield curve to predict future economic trends has been studied extensively. Economists and researches alike have documented its power to predict a looming economic recession. According to some, when the yield curve inverts, it signals a better than two-thirds chance that the economy will enter into a recession within a year and…

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Panelists discussed enrollment declines, attendance incentives and who would benefit most from changes to the state’s funding formula. In San Ysidro School District, more than a quarter of the district’s nearly 4,400 students are unhoused, according to Superintendent Gina Potter. It highlights the question of how school funding should be determined, she said, while weighing…

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By Gary Jones, EH&A Associate (Special Projects)   California Exodus! People Leaving California! Much has been written and documented about families moving out of California since the beginning of the pandemic. Often these articles and reports mention the “yes-but.” Yes, families are moving out of some areas in California, but many families are relocating within…

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Census Day enrollment drops by 110,000 this year on top of 161,000 last year. Dashing hopes for a rebound, K-12 enrollment has fallen sharply again this year, by an additional 110,300 students, pushing total public school enrollment in California below 6 million for the first time since 1999-2000. The 1.8% enrollment decline, on top of…

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