California, under Gov. Jerry Brown, has shifted control over budgeting and decision-making from the state to local districts. But Sacramento – through the State Board of Education and the Legislature – and Washington, D.C., still retain authority over setting broad education and school finance policies. EdSource Today is tracking the development of the Local Control Funding Formula, California’s new school finance system, and how districts are implementing this reform.
Trump called for $1.4 billion in new funding for a "school choice" program that includes $168 million for expanding charter schools.
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
Groups say the district isn't complying with its obligation under the funding formula.
The simple answer: It depends on the actions of state and local policymakers where those students live.
Cuts to California would come about if Congress agrees to $9 billion in cuts to the U.S. Department of Education budget
Performance grid compares every school and subgroup in a district.
Search all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's new school accountability dashboard.
The website displays school and district performance on a range of metrics in one of five colors.
Her remarks appeared to be her strongest endorsement of public schools since taking office just over a month ago.
California School Dashboard debuts tomorrow; so what do parents want and need?
He lost narrowly to Tom Torlakson in 2014 in an expensive, divisive race.
Civil rights groups counted on ESSA accountability rules to force the state board to take tough actions.
Three school board seat races generated $6.7 million in campaign contributions, much of it from charter school advocates and labor groups.
The Trump administration has had to overcome a series of controversies and embarrassments regarding civil rights since the November election.