EdSource Today Reports: Reporting & Analysis

Sacramento City Unified won’t renew No Child Left Behind waiver

Sacramento City Unified won’t renew No Child Left Behind waiver

Faced with intense opposition from teachers, Sacramento City Unified announced Wednesday it would not join other California districts in reapplying for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. Its defection leaves seven of ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Common Core, Featured, No Child Left Behind, Reporting & Analysis, Teacher Evaluations

Los Angeles Unified’s draft accountability plan shows promise of new funding law

The potential of the state’s new education funding system was on full display this week when Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent John Deasy presented a draft accountability plan that included a dizzying array of new ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Following the School Funding Formula, K-12 Reform, Reporting & Analysis

“Student needs index” identifies highest needs L.A. schools

The Advancement Project, the Los Angeles-based civil rights and advocacy organization, has come up with what it calls a “student needs index” to identify the schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District with the ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Following the School Funding Formula, K-12 Reform, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis

Southern California districts seeking parent input on funding plans

Southern California districts seeking parent input on funding plans

On paper, the task seems simple enough: Put parents in the driver’s seat alongside California school district administrators as they work to develop a comprehensive plan to address state-mandated accountability priorities outlined in the new ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis

Deal in L.A. Unified designed to protect 37 high-needs schools from layoffs

Deal in L.A. Unified designed to protect 37 high-needs schools from layoffs

The parties in a 4-year-old lawsuit challenging mass layoffs of teachers at low-income middle schools in Los Angeles Unified announced a settlement Tuesday that an attorney called a potential model for creating a stable work ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Reporting & Analysis, Teacher Tenure, Teachers and Admin

Assembly subcommittee pledges to fight for career technical education

Assembly subcommittee pledges to fight for career technical education

Raising alarm about the future of programs that help prepare students for jobs after high school, a key Assembly budget subcommittee signaled Tuesday it intends to fight to restore dedicated funding for career technical education ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Career Technical Education, College and Career Preparation, Featured, Jerry Brown, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis

Effort to revive arts programs in schools gains momentum

Effort to revive arts programs in schools gains momentum

In an attempt to reverse the impact of years of budget cuts and a state and national emphasis on math and English test results, some 70 education officials, arts advocates, teachers and principals will unveil ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Common Core, Featured, K-12 Programs, Reporting & Analysis

Districts develop goals for foster youth

Districts develop goals for foster youth

As districts set their goals for the next school year and allocate funding under the new California school finance system, they have to consider for the first time a small, highly at-risk subset of students: ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Achievement Gap, Charts and Data, Featured, Foster care, Local Control Funding Formula, Reporting & Analysis

LAO recommends “fundamental restructuring” of state child care system

LAO recommends “fundamental restructuring” of state child care system

A new report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office is suggesting significant changes to the state’s child care and early education systems. Due to the complexity of the system and an inability to provide funding for ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Child Care, Early Learning, Quick Hits, Reporting & Analysis, Transitional Kindergarten

Under new law, school nurses aim to stop rise in vaccination opt-outs

Under new law, school nurses aim to stop rise in vaccination opt-outs

Interested in vaccination rates at your child’s school? Want to see how vaccination rates vary between charter, private and public schools throughout California? Check out the EdSource vaccination data app. In her 33 years as a ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Reporting & Analysis