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Final EdBudget Tables (2015)

October 19, 2015 - At key times during the state’s budget cycle, we post tables containing important information about the education parts of the budget. Specifically, we post tables in January, May, and October. The January tables generally reflect the Governor’s Budget proposal, the May tables reflect the Governor’s May Revision, and the October tables reflect the final enacted budget. The tables currently highlighted are for the state’s enacted 2015-16 budget. The tables cover all areas of education, with tables on K-12 education, adult and workforce education, community colleges, universities, financial aid, child care and preschool.

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Review of Recent Changes to The Cal Grant C Program

June 22, 2015 - To ensure recent legislative changes are having the intended effects on the Cal Grant C program, the Legislature requested that our office prepare a report on the implementation of the new rules and their impacts on Cal Grant C recipients. While data suggest the Cal Grant C program may contribute to better jobs for those recipients who ultimately receive a certificate or degree, these successes are offset by lesser outcomes among the high proportion of students who do not complete their courses of study.

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The 2015-16 Budget: Major Features of the Adopted Plan (Higher Education)

June 19, 2015 - We have provided information on the major provisions of the budget plan passed by the Legislature on Friday, June 19. (It does not reflect potential gubernatorial vetoes.) We will provide a more comprehensive summary of the budget plan in our annual California Spending Plan later this summer.

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California Community Colleges: Overview of Conference Issues

June 2, 2015 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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Higher Education: Overview of Conference Issues

June 2, 2015 - Presented to: Budget Conference Committee

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California Community Colleges: May Revision Overview

May 20, 2015 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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The 2015-16 Budget: Analysis of Higher Education May Revision Proposals

May 18, 2015 - In this brief, we analyze the Governor’s higher education May Revision proposals. In the first section, we provide an overview of funding for higher education. In the next three sections, we describe and assess the Governor’s major proposals for the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and the Awards for Innovation program, respectively. We discuss proposals for the California Community Colleges (CCC) in our companion Proposition 98 budget brief. The Appendix to the brief contains seven figures that have detailed higher education budget data.

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Adult Education: May Revision Overview

May 18, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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California Community Colleges: May Revision Overview

May 18, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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California Context for Corinthian Colleges Closure

May 13, 2015 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development and Senate Committee on Education

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Overview of Cal Grants

April 23, 2015 - Presented to Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

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Enrollment Funding for UC

April 21, 2015 - Presented to Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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Overview of Cal Grants

April 17, 2015 - Presented to: California Student Aid Commission

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The 2015-16 Budget: California Community Colleges

April 8, 2015 - Presented to: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

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Implementation of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act

March 25, 2015 - Chapter 620, Statutes of 2012 (AB 970, Fong), also known as the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act, requires the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) to fulfill three types of requirements related to systemwide tuition and fee increases. As detailed in this report, our review found UC was not in compliance with most provisions of Chapter 620. Though the legislation deems its provisions required for UC, UC believes it is not legally obligated to comply because of its constitutional autonomy. We found CSU complied with all Chapter 620 provisions.

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