California has reformed its system of school financing by introducing the Local Control Funding Formula. The formula, which requires districts to draw up a Local Control and Accountability Plan, grants more decision-making powers to school districts, and also gives additional state funds to districts based on the number of low-income students, English learners, foster children and homeless youth they serve.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
Legislators and advocates for students with disabilities praise the big increase that Gov. Newsom proposes for special education but reject his idea for spending it.
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.