Community Services

Education working group CSBA/CA Fwd Collaborative garners statewide attention

Collaboration of school districts and education leaders presents year of promising practices implementing California's Local Control Funding Formula schools reform.  Read More

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

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges

Smart and steady reform effort needs to be sustained – and replicated to help government adapt to a rapidly changing California. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Economy, Regional Economies, Government, Education, Governance Reform

VIDEO: Bipartisan Conversation coming to Clovis in the Central Valley

Money, Schools, Jobs & You event moves the critical discussion about getting involved in California's biggest challenges to the Central Valley. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Economy, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections

Bipartisan approach to educational success must focus on “whole student”

Bonnie Mace, member of the Evergreen School Board and participant of California Forward's Bipartisan Conversation in San Jose outlines the five most important actions we can take to ensure the education system leads to success. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Education

Swearengin: California is remarkable but faces challenges

Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin to take part in bipartisan conversations to discuss education, jobs, civic engagement and fiscal stability in California.  Read More

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, State Budget, Transparency

Educator: School reform requires bipartisan cooperation, civic engagement

Education leader talks how upcoming forum tackling schools, the economy, civic engagement and more reflects the need for more bipartisan collaboration to improve the state. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, State Budget

How Government Can Work Even Better—-A Bipartisan View

Former mayor of San Jose and other politically experienced Californians join upcoming open forum on middle class job creation, improving public schools, inspiring more participation in elections and government, and how we spend our money effectively. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Revenue Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Government, Accountability, Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, Governance Reform, State Budget

California bipartisan conversations will highlight collaboration over confrontation

Events open to the public will feature problem solvers from across the political spectrum engaging with Californians to talk about how we spend our money, how we improve our schools and how we create meaningful jobs. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Californians, Government, Accountability, Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, Infrastructure, Redistricting, State Budget, Tax Reform, Transparency

California’s Golden Opportunity: How to fine tune local control school reform

Three problems with California's local control accountability plans and three ways to save schools from getting bogged down with complicated plans to improve education outcomes.  Read More

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

VIDEO: California’s education reform on right track says international expert

The state's Local Control Funding Formula initiative is taking the right steps and has the right people on board to make a difference in educating California's K-12 students.  Read More

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

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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