August 8, 2019
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
July 31, 2019
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
July 30, 2019
LA Unified’s spending and accountability plan should be rejected and rewritten, says advocates’ complaint
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
July 2, 2019
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
May 28, 2019
Legislators and advocates for students with disabilities praise the big increase that Gov. Newsom proposes for special education but reject his idea for spending it.
May 20, 2019
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
February 21, 2019
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
February 6, 2019
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
January 23, 2019
Partnerships and collaboration are key to achieving school improvement goals.
January 8, 2019
Michael Kirst's parting advice: more teacher and principal training is critical to success of local control
In an exit interview, retiring state board President Michael Kirst urges more attention to professional development for teachers and principals, discusses the need for more school funding, an expanded school database and a new agency focused on children's needs.
January 1, 2019
Place your bets: curbs on charter schools, passage of universal preschool, more money for K-12, more teacher strikes and the resignation of Betsy DeVos; an untested governor and volatile president may affect the odds.
November 28, 2018
At least 40 percent of California school districts and charter schools have rates of chronic absence in grades K-8 that are high or very high based on new performance measures that will be unveiled next month.
November 27, 2018
Despite steady overall progress, gaps among student ethnic and racial groups persist. The new data will indicate which low-performing school districts will receive assistance when the California School Dashboard is released next month.