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.
Special education teachers will again be qualified to teach in general education classrooms.
California still has work to do to make new indicator of school attendance more meaningful.
Parents are both capable of understanding multiple data points and eager to know more about their school’s successes and challenges.
In particular, says Carl Cohn, there is a "moral imperative" for California to take on the challenge of more effectively serving students with disabilities
The updated California School Dashboard provides extensive data on schools, districts and a dozen student groups.
New improvement and accountability system provides extensive data on many measures of school life and performance.
Search and compare all California public schools, districts, cities and counties for data from the state's new school accountability dashboard.
The dashboard moves California one step closer to completing a sweeping overhaul of public education aimed at better preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Transcript of an October 2017 presentation at Advancement Project California’s Birth to Five Water Cooler conference in Sacramento.
EdSource sought the advice of experts, advocates and observers; common themes emerged on improving Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark law.
Many praise the formula's ambitious goals but criticize its burdensome documentation requirements, inadequate funding and the lack of fiscal transparency.