In passing the Local Control Funding Formula in 2013, the Legislature shifted decision-making back to local districts and steered more money to districts with higher proportions of low-income children and English learners. Proposition 98, adopted in 1988, sets the overall yearly level of K-12 and community college spending through a complex formula tied to the growth in the state economy.
They fear districts wouldn't spend sufficiently on services for their children with disabilities.
Torlakson filed a brief in support of the Santa Clara County lawsuit against Trump's anti-sanctuary order.
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
The simple answer: It depends on the actions of state and local policymakers where those students live.
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.
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.
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.
A new commission convened by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon seeks to come up with a long-range plan for early childhood education services.
The coalition believes the new school dashboard minimizes the importance of 11th-grade Smarter Balanced results.
It will be difficult to reverse the momentum in the state, where implementation of the Common Core is well underway.
The recommendations are part of a push to create measures of school conditions and climate that help districts create change.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.