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A Mark Fiore cartoon highlighting the surprise budget surplus. Two kids in school are doing a math problem that outlines the rosy budget outlook.

Thanks to a surprise budget surplus, California schools are set to get $36 billion more in funding this year than they had last year.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced a plan that will help bring universal kindergarten to 4-year-olds across the state.

If you combine that with more schools reopening and expanded vaccine eligibility for more school-age kids, the education outlook is light years ahead of where we were one year ago.