The majority of California’s students come from families with incomes of less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and qualify for free- and reduced-price meals. These students often face obstacles to succeed in school. California’s funding formula provides more funding for schools to serve children who are low-income.
Fewer districts will require help from county offices, but colors tell a bigger story; disparities among student groups persist.
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.
Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry.
Backers of a planned $15 billion tax initiative for the November 2020 ballot hope they can win over the California Teachers Association.
A new study overcomes challenges from a lack of transparency to compare schools' spending under the Local Control Funding Formula.
Public Advocates argues the district doesn’t show how $1.2 billion in extra funding will benefit English learners and low-income students.
Learning Policy Institute says schools need more funding, teachers need more support and the public needs more help understanding where the money goes.
Convinced that stigmatizing “bad schools” and dictating improvements didn't work, state officials are counting on district-led solutions to low achievement.
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.