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Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
March 10, 2015
Report: Districts 'not yet making the grade' regarding foster youth
Plans offer "slim evidence” of attention to foster youth, authors say.
March 5, 2015
Republicans' bills would change teacher tenure, layoff laws
Lawmakers say they need to respond now to Vergara ruling.
March 1, 2015
Moving beyond a single measure of a school
The state board envisions a very different system post-Academic Performance Index.
February 18, 2015
Report calls for districts to create specific goals for foster youth
Few districts have addressed suspension and expulsion rates, report finds.
January 29, 2015
Districts detail plans for suspension reductions in local plans
Nearly every school district says it wants to reduce student suspensions, but only some have created plans with the kind of detail, funding and statistical savvy that make it more likely they'll succeed, according to a report released Wednesday that analyzed plans to improve "school climate" in the 50 largest school districts in California.
Jane Meredith Adams
January 20, 2015
Report says LCAPs need tighter focus
Calling the new state-mandated local accountability plans “a daunting undertaking,” the Legislative Analyst’s Office called on the Legislature to allow school districts to write more focused annual plans for achievement.
January 4, 2015
EdWatch 2015: 10 issues to watch
2015 promises to be a pivotal year for several major reforms in public education, including the continuing rollout of the Common Core State Standards, the state's new school financing and accountability system, and the administration of the online Smarter Balanced assessments.
December 16, 2014
Report on LCAPs finds mixed success
An advocacy organization that analyzed dozens of school districts’ inaugural improvement plans under the state’s new school funding law praised the level of community involvement but criticized the lack of clarity in the finished product.
November 30, 2014
Positive discipline gets boost in district plans
With a big push from the state’s new approach to education spending, many California school districts appear to be ramping up investments in positive approaches to discipline.
Jane Meredith Adams
November 17, 2014
State board approves school funding rules
After soliciting input for over a year from education groups, research and advocacy organizations, students and parents, the State Board of Education on Friday approved final regulations governing how districts spend funds they receive through the Local Control Funding Formula, the state's new school financing law.
November 13, 2014
District LCAPs must include student input
School districts must specifically seek student input in developing their Local Control and Accountability Plans under the revised regulations being considered for adoption by the State Board of Education Friday.
Karla Scoon Reid
November 7, 2014
Districts embrace local control but struggle
A new study that examines the implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula revealed that district leaders welcome a need-based local funding model but that they were hindered by a lack of time, information, skills and resources.
October 2, 2014
State introduces tools for school change
With districts working this fall to put into action their first locally created school accountability plans, the California Department of Education rolled out a new online resource center on Thursday designed to help schools change.
Jane Meredith Adams
September 5, 2014
One (maybe final) step closer to new LCAP rules
The staff of the State Board of Education will decide in the next several weeks whether to tinker further with regulations governing the Local Control and Accountability Plans – the accountability and budget plans that school districts completed for the first time in June.