School Governance

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

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

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

Don’t call “government innovation” in California an oxymoron

On Tuesday in the Capitol, the Committee on the Awards for Innovations in Higher Education outlined its plans for allocating $50 million to community colleges and universities Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Economy, Smart Investment

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

How the Rainy Day Fund is impacting education in California

As the public service that commands the lion’s share of general fund expenditure, perhaps no other area stands to benefit more than K-12 education. Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, School Governance

College graduate deficit slated to get worse says CED report

The report spells out a far less golden future for the Golden State should results not improve in California’s colleges. But it’s a problem that California has the tools to address. Read More

Categories: Californians, Accountability, School Governance

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

CA Fwd working with California School Boards Association on LCFF

CA Fwd announces a collaboration with the California School Boards Association to help our state’s school boards implement the Local Control Funding Formula. Read More

Categories: School Governance

LCFF & Common Core: How Evergreen is managing both

In this interview, CAFwd spoke to Kathy Gomez, Superintendent at the Evergreen School District for her perspective on the ongoing changes to our schools.  Read More

Categories: School Governance

 < 1 2 3 4 >