Education

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

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

Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton: California must invest now in education and infrastructure

California has an opportunity to build for long-term prosperity with smart investments in schools, workforce development and infrastructure. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Budget Reform, Education, State Budget

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

California honors program to create more college-ready students in Long Beach

Long Beach City College and local partners win California grant award for initiative to boost graduation and transfer rates Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Shasta College gives high schoolers head start in earning degree

Program assists high school students with earning college units and speeding up degree attainment at a lower cost Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

California State University Monterey Bay is double winner in innovation

School received two awards for programs to boost STEM programs and shortening graduation timeline, as part of Innovation in Higher Education competition Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

VIDEO: Showcase shines light on innovation in California higher ed

Event presented ideas from a group of 52 college campuses competing for a piece of a $50 million grant program for innovation in higher education success. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

California Innovation in Higher Education Showcase highlights student success to full house

Applicants to a $50 million grant fund presented today in Sacramento innovative ideas to boost higher ed outcomes Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Millennial Californians counting on more access and innovation in higher ed

Group fighting for younger generations excited for upcoming showcase of ideas to improve higher education quality and affordability. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Innovation in higher education must benefit students

Student rep seeking more help for students navigating college systems will be featured at higher ed innovation event. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Q&A: Business takes interest in bridging gap with higher ed through innovation awards

SF Chamber president argues why industry and higher ed must bridge gap between them Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Education

LCFF working group tackles LCAP challenges, funding and best practices

Funding adequacy remains major concern for group tasked with helping schools navigate California's local control funding formula Read More

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

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: 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

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

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