California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget for fiscal 2014 and beyond includes increased spending on public education -- from $47.3 billion in 2011-12 to $66.5 billion in 2016-17. If approved, Brown's budget includes an additional $2.9 billion in 2014, including an extra $1 billion to help schools implement the Common Core State Standards. Brown's budget also increases funding for schools with students who are from low-income families, English-language learners and in foster care -- altering the state's traditional school-funding model.
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