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.
Standardized test results from 2015 and 2016 show disadvantaged students aren't progressing as quickly as wealthier, English-fluent peers.
The governor's view is it's better to wait to see if revenues come through than to cut later.
The Trump Administration has proposed eliminating Title II teacher training programs in 2017-18.
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
The Local Control Funding Formula and state preschools will get more money.
The staff of the State Board of Education will revise the plan for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
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.
The study finds "good-faith efforts" overall, but some districts are not spending on students targeted for extra money.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a renaissance in education.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
Education Trust–West presses for tracking spending at the school level.
The complaint is contesting how the district spent $41 million in supplemental and concentration funding.
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.