CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION201820172016A comprehensive list of the major education bills in this session of the California State Legislature. Bills are sorted by topic. Click here for the most up to date status of bills, as changes occur daily.
On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan compromise to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The new law gives states greater autonomy by shifting control back to the states and local districts. Many of the important aspects of the ESSA, such as accountability, are consistent with the work California has already been doing to establish a new accountability system to replace the previous Academic Performance Index (API).Here are some helpful resources to understand the new law:Full text of the "Every Student Succeeds Act", S. 1177, is available here.