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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Other

Special Education: Study of Incidence of Disabilities

September 30, 1998 - as Submitted by American Institutes for Research


Report

Higher Education Enrollments: Is A Tidal Wave Coming?

February 18, 1998 - Much has been written of the growing enrollments in California's community colleges, California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC). Various reports characterize these future increases as the "baby boom echo" or "Tidal Wave II." We find that (a) Projected Enrollment Growth Is Not of Tidal-Wave Proportions, and (b) Enrollment Growth Is Not an Unmanageable Force.


Report

Taking Advantage of New Federal Higher Education Tax Credits

February 18, 1998 - Last August, President Clinton signed into law the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Part of the act creates the “Hope Scholarship” and “Lifetime Learning” tax credits, which will dramatically lower the after-tax price of higher education fees for most middle-income students (or their parents) by lowering their federal taxes. We identify several options that the Legislature has in responding to the problems and opportunities posed by the new tax credits.


Report

Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Higher Education Chapter

February 18, 1998 - Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Higher Education Chapter


Report

Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, K-12 Education Chapter

February 18, 1998 - Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, K-12 Education Chapter


Report

A Market-Driven Solution to Train More Teachers

February 18, 1998 - A Market-Driven Solution to Train More Teachers


Report

Taking Advantage of New Federal Higher Education Tax Credits

February 18, 1998 - We identify several revenue and spending options that the Legislature has in responding to the problems and opportunities posed by the new federal "Hope Scholarship" and "Lifetime Learning" tax credits.


Report

Financing Priority Capital Outlay Projects

February 18, 1998 - Financing Priority Capital Outlay Projects


Report

Assessing Seismic Risk in Higher Education Buildings

February 18, 1998 - Assessing Seismic Risk in Higher Education Buildings


Report

Higher Education Enrollments: Is a Tidal Wave Coming?

February 1, 1998 - we project that total enrollments in 2005 will be 2,142,000. This represents annual growth of 0.3 percent from 1991 to 2005. Such growth, rather than of tidal wave proportions, would actually be dramatically lower than the 2.7 percent annual growth in enrollments experienced by the three segments between 1970 and 1991.


Other

Evaluation of Charter School Effectiveness

December 11, 1997 - Prepared by SRI International


Report

(1) Explaining Differences in School District Revenue, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

October 28, 1997 - (Cal Update)


Report

Explaining Differences in School District Revenue

October 1, 1997 - School district revenues per student differ significantly throughout the state. For instance, per student revenue-including all local, state, and federal aid-in 1995-96 (the most recent data available) among California unified school districts ranged from $4,042 to $12,528 per student, with an average of $5,160. No single funding source is responsible for the significant differences in revenue among districts. In part, the differences reflect additional funds available to districts that serve low-income students with specific needs. Funding differences also stem from historical and local economic factors. We explain in more detail below the magnitude of revenue differences among districts and some of the reasons for the gaps.


Report

State Education Funding Still at Risk Due to Dispute Over Prison Inmate Services

September 1, 1997 - Since 1995, the state of California has been at odds with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) over special education services for eligible inmates in state prisons. The dispute has threatened receipt of federal funds for special education programs in California's public schools as we indicated in our Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill (see page D-89). Despite the recent approval of changes in federal law by the Congress and the President, which Californians believed would resolve the state-federal conflict, the USDE continues to assert that California is out of compliance. This could place more than $300 million in federal funds for special education in California's public schools at risk.


Report

(1) State Education Funding Still at Risk Due to Dispute Over Prison Inmate Services, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

August 29, 1997 - (1) State Education Funding Still at Risk Due to Dispute Over Prison Inmate Services, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments