Community Services

Showcase for innovation awards in higher education hits capacity

Programs that improve outcomes in higher education to be showcased at event in Sacramento, for chance to be awarded part of $50 million to fund the ideas. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education

WEBINAR: Engaging the community in public safety realignment

Free CA Fwd webinar will discuss how counties can effectively engage the public with their realignment efforts in order to improve the community-based approach to public safety. Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Civic Engagement, Partnership for Community Excellence

Robust response to California Higher Education Innovation Awards

California has a growing shortage of skilled workers for major regional industry sectors and needs to better prepare people for in-demand and/or high growth jobs in major industry sectors Read more

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education

A Golden Opportunity for education in the Golden State

Today, CA Fwd releases a document prepared in partnership with internationally acclaimed education reform practitioner Michael Fullan that suggests considerations for the recently created California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Read more

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

Year in Review: 2014 was good, but 2015 can be even better

As he looked back on 2014, CA Fwd CEO Jim Mayer saw progress in each of the organization's priorities Read more

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government

Year in Review: Community Corrections

Perhaps no other project area under the California Forward has achieved so much in a single year while also taking on so much more to start the next than the Partnership for Community Excellence Read more

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment

Year in Review: LCFF and CA Fwd’s partnership with CSBA

CSBA and CA Fwd are convening a statewide LCFF collaborative working group of 17 school districts and county offices of education to determine best practices to fit any size county or office of education Read more

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

Reforms need time and leadership, board has power to sustain both

Average tenure of superintendents across the country has dropped slightly to 3.2 years for large urban districts. Is this a trend that we should be concerned about? Read more

Categories: Community Services, School Governance

VIDEO: CSBA collaborative key to making sense of LCFF

The California School Board Association has gathered together 15 school districts and 2 boards of education, along with the help of CA Fwd, to navigate the law that affords each much more control over spending Read more

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

CA Fwd and CSBA come together for LCFF “living laboratory”

It’s significant when 17 school districts and county offices of education agree to participate in a pilot program designed to figure out best practices for the rest of the state on LCFF and LCAP implementation. Read more

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

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