You want headlines? We’ve got headlines. Here’s the latest roundup of what’s happening in the world of education:
- Governor Jerry Brown’s spending plan for 2016-17 would provide a $5.4 billion boost to California’s K-14 public school system. It also calls for some flexibility in the allocation of early education funds.
- A teacher at La Habra Middle School assigns her students the complex task of building their own cosmetic companies.
- Anthony Rendon, the next speaker of the California Assembly, wants to use his position to focus on early childhood education.
- A study by a Princeton psychology and public affairs professor suggests bullying campaigns may be more effective when students, especially popular ones, are involved.
- The website EdSource published a forecast of major education issues to watch in 2016, along with its predictions.
- After years of delays, an appeals court will finally hear arguments in a pair of recession-era lawsuits that claim the state of California underfunded education.
- In other court news, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving four Orange County teachers who are challenging the constitutionality of mandatory union dues.
- A forensic/mock trial club in the Laguna Beach Unified School District is participating in a year-long investigation exercise with the help of a robot in another state.