Education

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

Bill signed by governor creates workforce data “dashboard” to improve education

Effort will look at student progress before and after graduation to track the effectiveness of how the state is preparing workers.  Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Regional Economies, Education, Transparency

VIDEO: Californians seek greater transparency in local school funding

Hundreds of Californians attended the State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento last week to encourage more flexibility and transparency in the process. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Education, LCFF, Restructuring, Transparency

Uphold LCFF’s democratic process

Opinion: School funding shift set to empower citizens but greater transparency needed to inform local decision-making. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Education, LCFF

Groups weigh in on school local control ahead of key education board meeting

Board adopts permanent regulations on local control funding formula plans created across the state. Read More

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

LCFF & Common Core: How Los Angeles Unified is managing both

In this interview, CA Fwd spoke to the Los Angeles Unified School District finance department for its perspective on the ongoing changes.  Read More

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

Families in Schools brings authentic parent engagement to Huntington Park

Last week’s LCFF Community Dialogue in Huntington Park hosted by Families in Schools painted a clear picture of authentic parent engagement and what happens when parents are engaged and valued.  Read More

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

LCFF tour brings clarity to new school funding law

California Forward is teaming with the California School Boards Association in a statewide tour to help school board members effectively implement the Local Control Funding Formula and develop Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP). Read More

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

What the Framework poll results tell us

Over the last few weeks, we asked Californians to weigh in on the latest summary of the Smart Government Framework, an outline course of action to restructure the relationship between state and local governments to produce better results. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform, Education, Fiscal Reform Plan, Restructuring

Cuts to higher ed: the master plan turncoats

Some of the same state legislators who benefited from the higher education system now won't act to keep it whole. Read More

Categories: , School Governance, Education

Raising the bar and setting expectations for California higher education

Concern increases daily among soon-to-be high school graduates, their parents, the more than 670,000 current University of California and California State University students, and millions of Californians, as they watch... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Accountability, Education, State Budget

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