County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.
Defenders of local control worry time is running out to develop models that work for parents and districts
The proposals are a response to concerns that it is difficult to track how school districts are spending funds they received for high-needs students under the Local Control Funding Formula.
Infusion of revenue for K-12 should enable him to finish paying for Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule.
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
New improvement and accountability system provides extensive data on many measures of school life and performance.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.
County officials are now demanding districts do a better job of justifying spending for low-income students and English learners under the funding formula.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.
Districts' revenues may be back to pre-recession levels, but not their buying power, says FCMAT's Michael Fine.
Information about social and emotional learning for parents, teachers, administrators and students.
The Kern High School District in the Central Valley admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to settle because changes in school discipline reflect current policies.
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states more latitude to spend federal dollars and fix low-achieving schools.