Oakland Unified is one of 28 districts that could face state intervention if at least three student subgroups don't improve in the next two years.
Districts strapped with rising expenses could use the money however they want.
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
"Getting Down to Facts" studies will take stock of a decade of change and point to what other states are doing differently.
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 study showed a significant increase in math performance, especially among low-income high school students.
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.
More details and tweaks in wording may not resolve key differences over Every Student Succeeds Act.
Place your bets: CTA troubles, pension woes, student deportations, battles with Trump, tax reform and other issues.
New improvement and accountability system provides extensive data on many measures of school life and performance.
EdSource sought the advice of experts, advocates and observers; common themes emerged on improving Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark law.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.
Gov. Brown could fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule, with $2.5 billion to spare.
John Chiang, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom, and Antonio Villaraigosa all say they support the Local Control Funding Formula and California's emphasis on local control.