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Morning Read: Early education gets funding boost in state budget

LA School Report | June 18, 2015

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Early education makes substantial gains in state budget
The final budget deal struck by lawmakers on Tuesday provides more than $300 million for early education. Ed Source

Editorial: Keeping better tabs on California’s education funding
The LCFF will work only if districts are committed to spending the money for the benefit of the disadvantaged students for whom it was intended. Los Angeles Times

CA’s budget avoids funding equity issue in special ed
Despite the recent release of a sweeping road map for improving special education, state leaders have settled on far less ambitious changes. SI&A Cabinet Report

For teachers of English learners, Common Core means double the work
For bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) teachers, finding resources and materials in Spanish has posed a major hurdle. Hechinger Report

California budget deal subsidizes health care for kids in U.S. illegally
A budget deal would make California the first in the nation to offer state-subsidized health care to children who are in the country illegally. KPBS

Cancer concerns prompts Long Beach to pay extra for artificial turf
Long Beach may spurn artificial turf fields cushioned with crumb rubber because of concerns about the potential health effects. Long Beach Press-Telegram

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