California Voters Reject $15 Billion School Upgrade BondCalifornia voters have rejected a $15 billion bond to renovate California's aging schools, the only statewide measure on last week's primary ballot.
California Teachers Could Be Required To Teach About Climate ChangeCalifornia schools may soon be required to teach about the causes and effects of climate change under a bill introduced on Monday. 
Ventilation Issues Found In Majority Of California Classrooms With New HVAC SystemsNearly 85 percent of HVAC units recently installed in California K-12 schools do not provide adequate ventilation, according to research done at UC Davis and the Berkeley Lab, and it is up to schools, not the state, to test for issues.
Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Full-Day Kindergarten In California School DistrictsCalifornia will not require school districts to offer at least one full-day kindergarten class.
School Districts Could Need Millions Of Dollars If Plan To Push Back School Start Time PassesThe average school start time for California middle and high schools is 8:07 am and a proposal to push that back to 8:30 am for high schools, and move it up to 8 am for middle schools is getting closer to going to the Governor's desk.
California Schools May Be Banned From Suspending Students For 'Willful Defiance'Starting next school year principals and administrators may be banned from suspending students for "willful defiance" of teachers, staff, and administrators.
Statewide Ethnic Studies Proposal Slammed By CriticsThe draft of the new ethnics studies program for California Public schools is being slammed by critics.
New Law Asks California Schools To Ban Smartphones In ClassroomsCalifornia public and charter schools can now ban students from using smartphones in class and at school, except under certain circumstances.
How Many Children Are Unvaccinated In California Schools?New data shows several schools in northern California have alarmingly low immunization rates.
Animal Dissections Could Be Outlawed In California Classrooms With New BillStudents in any California public or private school, grades one through 12, could soon be prohibited from performing a dissection.