What's New in PTA
3/15/2011: Resource Cards and Community College
2011 Resource Cards: California education facts at your fingertips
Funding Report Now Available
Hot off the press, EdSource's 2011 Resource Cards on California Schools are now available for immediate download. Or you can order a printed copy of the handy, spiral-bound booklet by mail. If you pre-ordered the Resource Cards, they should be reaching you soon.
Still not sure you need Resource Cards? Take our pop quiz. Answers to these questions and many, many more fill this unique guide:
- What are the main state and federal categorical programs? (Cards 2&3)
- How many students did California's public schools serve in 2009-10? (Card 12)
- How do teacher salaries in California compare with the U.S. average and other states? (Card 15)
- How many California residents applied, were admitted, and enrolled in the state's UC and CSU systems? (Card 32)
Community College Funding: Need grows as dollars decrease
Community colleges are caught between the dual pressures of reduced funding and increased demand, forcing difficult choices about the classes, services, and faculty they can retain. Further cuts seem likely in the 2011-12 budget.
This report summarizes the community college system's budget in the current year as well as the likely scenario for the upcoming year. It also explains how the college finance system works.
Download this report free from our website.
EdSource is an independent not-for-profit research organization dedicated to clarifying complex education issues.