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Child Care and Preschool: Overview of Programs and Budget Proposals

April 25, 2019 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Full-Day Kindergarten Facility Grants Budget Proposal

April 25, 2019 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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The 2019-20 Budget: Community College Student Success Awareness Initiative

April 25, 2019 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s proposal to fund more student outreach regarding college affordability, career pathways, and transfer options at the California Community Colleges (CCC). Below, we (1) provide background on existing CCC programs related to these topics, (2) describe the Governor’s funding proposal and the CCC Chancellor’s Office’s plan to use the funds, (3) assess the proposal and spending plan, and (4) make an associated recommendation.

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Current Issues in Special Education Finance

April 25, 2019 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Overview of College Savings Accounts

April 25, 2019 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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The 2019-20 Budget: Student Food and Housing Insecurity at the University of California

April 25, 2019 - The Governor proposes to provide the University of California (UC) with ongoing funding to address student food and housing insecurity. UC indicates it would use the proposed funds either to augment student financial aid or support specific food and housing initiatives. In this brief, we provide background, then describe the Governor’s proposal. Next, we offer issues to consider and provide associated recommendations.

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The 2019-20 Budget: California State Library Local Assistance Proposals

April 25, 2019 - In this brief, we analyze the Governor’s proposals to provide one‑time General Fund for two local library initiatives—the Zip Books program and Lunch at the Library. We begin with an overview of the State Library and local libraries in California. We then describe and assess each proposal and offer associated recommendations.

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The 2019-20 Budget: California Student Aid Commission's Grant Delivery System Modernization Project

April 24, 2019 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s proposal to provide $6.2 million for the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to continue its Grant Delivery System Modernization project. Below, we (1) provide background on the project and the state’s information technology (IT) oversight process, (2) describe the Governor’s proposal to fund the second year of the project, (3) assess that proposal, and (4) make an associated recommendation.

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The 2019-20 Budget: Hastings College of the Law

April 24, 2019 - In this brief, we provide background on the Hastings College of the Law, then describe the Governor’s proposed budget for the law school and the school’s proposed spending plan. Next, we provide our assessment of Hastings’ budget and offer associated recommendations.

Hearing Handout

Community College Apportionment Issues

April 11, 2019 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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High School Career Technical Education

April 11, 2019 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Overview of California Community Colleges Strong Workforce Program

April 11, 2019 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Overview of Adult Education

April 11, 2019 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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High School Career Technical Education

April 9, 2019 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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School Facilities

April 9, 2019 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Education Staff

Jason Constantouros
(916) 319-8322
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
 
Kenneth Kapphahn
(916) 319-8339
Proposition 98, School District Budgets, School Transportation
 
Paul Steenhausen
(916) 319-8303
California Community Colleges
 
Sara Cortez
(916) 319-8348
Early Education and Child Nutrition
 
Amy Li
(916) 319-8358
Special Education, Teachers and Administrators, School Facilities
 
Lisa Qing
(916) 319-8306
California State University, Student Financial Aid
 
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