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.
When the coronavirus crisis has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
State board makes it easier to follow the money; two bills would impose even stricter reporting requirements.
After examining three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle calls for tighter controls over Local Control Funding Formula.
The state board will deliver an LCAP template that will be easier to read, but it probably still won't be easy to follow the money.
Research shows later start times improve academic performance, but many in education community opposed being required to start later.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.