School Governance

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More

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

VIDEO: California schools group wraps up successful collaboration to improve LCFF plans

Faced with daunting task of creating school accountability plans, these districts came together at just the right time Read More

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

California Treasurer Chiang calls out pay to play in school bond elections

Good government organizations applaud effort to stop questionable bankrolling of campaign activities in local bond election campaigns Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Fiscal Reform, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: School officials and equity groups team up to close achievement gap

Coalition of school districts and education equity organizations came together to find common ground. Read More

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

New programs launched to help California foster youth succeed in school

Foster youth achievement in school, from K-12 to college, is challenged by instability, housing and healthcare issues. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Education

The Achievement Gap: Don’t forget the individuality of students behind the numbers

As California works to close the education achievement gap, labels should not be used to define academic potential of our students. Read More

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

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search

The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Community Services, School Governance, Education

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

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

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’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

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

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