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.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a Renaissance in education.
However, twice in the past, they overwhelmingly rejected ballot initiatives that would have allowed vouchers.
The bill would give school districts more power to approve or deny charter schools, which charter school advocates argue would lead to many charter schools closing their doors.
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
State statistics show that 83.2 percent of students who entered high school in 2012-13 had graduated by 2016. But gaps as large as 20 percentage points separate some ethnic groups.
State law requires schools to have comprehensive safety plans.
About 70 percent of schools in California offer full-day programs.
Teacher support and high-quality materials are key, according to a new report.
A new EdSource report underscores the benefits for children of attending full-day programs.
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.
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