Community Services

VIDEO: California schools work to improve local control reform plans

California working group of school boards collaborates on how to grapple with the requirements of Local Control Funding Formula education reforms. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

San Diego Unified School District develops funding adequacy calculation tool

As part of state's local funding initiative, school district creates tool to calculate “true costs” of educating students based on more realistic expenditures. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

SoCal Latino leaders gather to help schools and cities embrace technology

Elected leaders and school officials came together to discuss cities and districts being left behind by the pace of new technology and how to adapt smartly to boost civic engagement, education outcomes and local economies. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Civic Engagement, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Transparency

Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Pamela Burdman: Community colleges sending too many into remedial math

Simple innovation could boost college completion outcomes without sacrificing higher education quality. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Education

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access

Economic challenges of California's younger generation of job seekers shown in story of millennial who returned to school and work after being homeless. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Working Access Group, Education

Group of reform-minded California schools measuring more than test scores

10 districts reviewing a wider range of metrics in quest to improve academic performance, including chronic absenteeism, how students, teachers and parents view their school, suspension and expulsion rates Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

Survey: Californians face knowledge gap of school funding reform but support grows when gap closed

Many parents surveyed said they received no information on participating in LCFF process but there's support for the goals and funding to close achievement gaps in California schools. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

Michael Fullan: California schools are potential leaders in “whole system reform”

In conversation with CSBA magazine, expert on education reform touts CA Fwd paper on capacity building at the local level for positive change in school performance. Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education, LCFF

CA Fwd report highlights revenue options for investments in education and infrastructure

California's long-term prosperity depends on having this conversation about paying for state's top priorities regionally and statewide. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Financing the Future, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Education

CSU San Bernardino lands innovation award for boosting Inland Empire college-readiness

Local universities work together to get Inland Empire high schoolers ready for college and increase the number of degrees earned across the two counties. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education

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