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

The Economic Impact Aid Program: A Sunset Review

June 1, 1987 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). Chapter 1270 provided for termination of the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) program on June 30, 1986. Chapter 1318, Statutes of 1984 (Senate Bill 1858), which became operative on January 1, 1985, extended that date to June 30, 1987.


Report

The California Teacher Trainee Program: A Review

March 1, 1987 - Several studies have indicated that, in the next five to ten years, the State of California will experience a significant shortage of qualified teachers. Last year, in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill, we reported on projections of the teacher shortage, and outlined a number of alternatives available to the Legislature to increase the supply of teachers.


Report

Federal Initiative for Early Education for The Handicapped

February 1, 1987 - Federal Initiative for Early Education for The Handicapped


Report

Basic Aid

February 1, 1987 - Basic Aid


Report

Continuation Schools

February 1, 1987 - Continuation Schools


Report

Financing Community Colleges

February 1, 1987 - Financing Community Colleges


Report

Higher Education Facilities Planning

February 1, 1987 - Higher Education Facilities Planning


Report

Staffing Requirements of the Chancellor's Office California Community Colleges

December 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 169, Resolution Chapter 136 of 1986. Chapter I of this report offers a general overview of the Chancellor's Office, its duties and responsibilities, and its current organizational structure and staffing level. Chapter II presents an analysis of the resources needed to fulfill current mandates. Chapter III examines the resources needed to implement recommendations of the Master Plan Review Commission and the Legislature's Joint Committee. The final chapter summarizes our findings and recommendations.


Report

Special Education in California: A Sunset Review

December 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). Chapter I of this report provides background information on the special education program. Chapter II contains our comments on the findings made by the State Department of Education (SDE) in its sunset review report. Chapter III presents our response to the recommendations made by the SDE. Finally, Chapter IV summarizes all of our recommendations regarding the special education program.


Report

The Miller-Unruh Reading Program: A Sunset Review

December 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155), and reports our findings and recommendations regarding the Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Program. This program was established to help prevent and correct reading disabilities among children in kindergarten and grades 1 through 3.


Report

A Report on the Child Care Reimbursement System

July 1, 1986 - The Child Care and Development Services Act (Chapter 798, Statutes of 1980) directed the Superintendent of Public Instruction to "implement a plan which establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates" for state-subsidized child care programs. The act also established a "standard reimbursement rate" which, in 1980-81, was $15.36 a day (or $3,840 a year) for each child enrolled full-time in subsidized child care.


Report

The Bilingual Education Program: A Sunset Review

June 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). Chapter I of this report provides the history of the bilingual education program, including judicial decisions and state and federal requirements affecting bilingual education. Chapter II describes how bilingual programs are currently operated, including program options, enrollment, staffing patterns and funding. Chapter III contains our comments on the findings and recommendations of the State Department of Education regarding the bilingual education program. Chapter IV summarizes our recommendations regarding continuation of the bilingual education program.


Report

Financing School Facilities

February 20, 1986 - We believe that the best long-term solution to financing the construction and reconstruction of local school facilities is to return the primary responsibility for raising revenues to the local school districts themselves. In this piece, we discuss how this can be accomplished, while conforming to the principles of equity in school finance enunciated by the California Supreme Court in Serrano v. Priest.


Report

Staff Development

February 1, 1986 - Staff Development


Report

Teacher Shortage

February 1, 1986 - Teacher Shortage