Staff
Sara Cortez
(916) 319-8348
Special Education, Preschool, and Child Nutrition
Kenneth Kapphahn
(916) 319-8339
Proposition 98, School District Budgets, School Transportation
Lisa Qing
(916) 319-8306
California State University, Student Financial Aid
Paul Steenhausen
(916) 319-8303
California Community Colleges
Ian Klein
(916) 319-8336
University of California; College of the Law, San Francisco; California State Library
Michael Alferes
(916) 319-8338
Local Control Funding Formula, Charter Schools, Alternative Schools, High School Career Technical Education
Edgar Cabral
(916) 319-8343
Deputy Legislative Analyst: K-12 Education
Jennifer Pacella
(916) 319-8332
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Higher Education


Publications

Education

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Report

An Evaluation of the School Facility Fee Affordable Housing Assistance Programs

January 18, 2001 - Proposition 1A of 1998 authorized $9.2 billion to finance school facilities. Its companion legislation appropriated $160 million to reimburse school facility fees paid for new homes. In this report we recommend that the Legislature eliminate the $60 million in scheduled appropriations for these reimbursements in 2001-02 and 2002-03.


Handout

Overview of Education Components in the 2001-02 Governor's Budget

January 17, 2001 - This handout, prepared for a Joint Hearing of the Assembly and Senate Education Committees, provides an overview of the K-12 Education component of the 2001-02 Governor's Budget.


Report

Extended School Year Program At Compton Unified School District: Report on Program Effectiveness

May 2, 2000 - The district has been unable to provide complete and reliable data to permit evaluation of the impact of the ESY program on student achievement. We recommend that the Legislature extend the program for two years, sharing the cost with the district.


Handout

Governor's Proposals on Teacher Recruitment and Retention SB 1505 (Alarcon)

March 29, 2000 - Handout accompanying testimony given to Senate Education Committee.


Handout

Governor's Proposals on Advanced Placement Courses SB 1504 (Escutia)

March 29, 2000 - Handout accompanying testimony given to Senate Education Committee.


Handout

Governor's Proposals on Merit Scholarships and Algebra Academies SB 1503 (Polanco)

March 29, 2000 - Handout accompanying testimony given to Senate Education Committee.


Handout

Governor's Proposal on Education Technology AB 1942 (Reyes)

March 29, 2000 - Handout accompanying testimony given to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance


Other

A Management Study of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

February 29, 2000 - As submitted by MGT of America. The consultant conducted a comprehensive management study of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) credentialing processes.


Report

Action Steps for Funding Higher Education Capital Outlay

February 17, 2000 - We recommend that the Legislature evaluate capital outlay proposals by the three segments as a statewide system rather than independent segments and apply statewide guidelines when making funding decisions. This will allow the state to use limited resources to maximum effect.


Report

Equalization Funding for California Community Colleges

February 17, 2000 - We recommend a General Fund appropriation of $27.8 million to the California Community Colleges (CCC) to increase the equality of funding among districts.


Report

Year-Round Higher Education Instruction Critical to Serving Additional Students

February 17, 2000 - We recommend the Legislature adopt budget bill language that provides full marginal-cost funding for all enrollment growth at the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU), regardless of the season in which it occurs.


Report

Moderate Sustained Higher Education Enrollment Growth Projected for Next Decade

February 17, 2000 - Total enrollments in CCC, CSU, and UC will grow by an average of 2.2 percent from 2000 to 2010. Although this rate is somewhat higher than those of the previous two decades, it is a much lower rate than in the 1960s and 1970s.


Report

Historical Perspective of Education Funding

February 17, 2000 - Per student funding for each segment, after adjusting for the effects of inflation, is at a high 22-year high.


Report

Annual Budget Process Provides a Better Higher Education Partnership

February 17, 2000 - We recommend the Legislature not endorse the proposed "partnership" with the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) because it would reduce legislative flexibility in balancing its budget priorities and it could reduce incentives for CSU and UC to increase productivity.


Report

Education Technology

February 17, 2000 - The Governor's budget provides a total of $433 million to increase the use of technology in education. We comment on this proposal and make several recommendations.