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.
Reducing the subgroup size gives a more complete picture of performance, a new study finds.
The state board would have to measure school climate and chronic absenteeism.
Difficult to know how much money is being spent on standards implementation.
Three reports cite a lack of transparency in local accountability plans.
The program uses parent-teacher teams to share information.
Without more transparency, districts can play shell game with money, law firm charges.
California funding formula requires districts to include school climate as a priority.
The state seeks to include students with disabilities in funding for high-needs students.
Parent engagement is one of eight priorities in California's school funding law.
A ruling in the case is expected within the next 90 days.
Advocates lay out their recommendations for ensuring equity.
EdSource conducted a series of interviews with leading educators and scholars about the persistence of these achievement gaps and the prospects for the current set of reforms in California to help close them.