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.
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.
The group was established as part of the Local Control Funding Formula.
The Every Student Succeeds Act curbs the federal role in dictating school improvement.
The Student Voice campaign encourages meaningful connections with teachers.
Researchers find districts expressing frustration, worry in the second year of LCAPs.