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.
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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.
County officials are now demanding districts do a better job of justifying spending for low-income students and English learners under the funding formula.
School districts and parents already have their students scores, so why do we need statewide results on the Common Core-aligned test results?
The district agrees to provide an additional $150 million to 50 high-needs schools.
State can support schools and districts without shame and blame while also showing clearly how students are doing.
California's ESSA plan meets the federal government’s requirements while affirming the state's commitment to local control that allows teachers, principals and superintendents to meet the needs of our diverse students.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.
Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi says data will show if funding is really spent on English learners and low-income students.