California is working to expand educational opportunities for children across the state.
Governor Newsom signed a Pre-K and K through 12 education package. The more than $123 billion plan provides free, high-quality, universal pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds, beginning incrementally in 2022-23 and will be fully implemented by 2025-26. “In California, we are committed to transforming our public schools to promote equity, inclusivity and opportunity for every student,” said Governor Newsom. “Building upon this year’s historic budget investments in universal Pre-K and college savings accounts, these bills will improve access to a good education for children across California so that every child can thrive, regardless of their race, language spoken at home or zip code.”
The education plan also invests $10 million to bolster dual language immersion programs and nearly $2 billion to create college savings accounts for low-income students, English learners and foster and homeless youth.