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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After two years of school closures, mask and vaccine requirements, and other hotly contested pandemic measures, voters may be closely scrutinizing school board races in the midterm elections this year. A conservative political action committee, Reform California, is taking advantage of that, recruiting candidates to run for school boards throughout San Diego County. Reform California…

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In the last round of the American Rescue Plan, Congress appropriated $122 billion for K-12 and all but left it up to states and school districts to decide how to spend it. Three national education nonprofits have teamed up to identify promising and innovative practices that “have the potential to help schools recover stronger and…

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