Reporting: Education Archives

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, Education, Accountability

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LCFF & Common Core: How Lynwood Unified is managing both

In this interview, CAFwd spoke to Alma-Delia Renteria, a teacher and school board member at the Lynwood Unified School District for her perspective on the ongoing changes. Read More

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LCFF can’t be only step toward education reform

While the law changes how money is distributed, however, it does very little to change the actual amount of money that is going toward schools.  Read More

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LCFF & Common Core: How Compton Unified is managing both

In this interview, CAFwd spoke to Micah Ali of the Compton Unified School District for his perspective on the ongoing changes.  Read More

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New lawsuit puts teacher firing practices under the microscope

Lawyers inevitably end up having the loudest voice in the room, which is why California Forward reached out to a former California teacher for one person’s ground level view on the lawsuit. Read More

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The key to LCFF: Authentic parent engagement

Californians believe that our school need to stay in school and do better in the classroom to be prepared for the 21st Century. The development of regulations by the State Education Board for the Local Control Funding Formula for public schools has been a big issue recently in the state. What do education leaders think about these new regulations?  Read More

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Communication key for a truly effective LCFF

The law will thrive or die based on the quality of communication and conversation that comes with it. If the Board’s recent behavior is any indication, LCFF just might have a fighting chance at making positive, groundbreaking change for California’s schools. Read More

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Authentic parent engagement and LCFF

But like the quality of education schools offer across the state, the quality and even the commitment to parent engagement is anything but consistent.  Read More

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California school districts worry they may be shorted millions in funding

Some of California’s biggest school districts, like Los Angeles, San Diego, and Fresno, are worried that they will be shortchanged millions because of the California Department of Education’s decision back in August to require that schools verify family income yearly.  Read More

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Survey says parents don’t know what LCFF is, but like the idea

Only nine percent of Californian parents reported knowing a great deal about the formula, while a whopping 57 percent have never even heard of it. Read More

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To prepare California’s kids we must train the adults that care for and teach them

Let's invest in raising awareness about how the adults in the lives of children are the ones - the only ones - that can shape a child's future, and then let's invest in giving those adults the tools and training they need to do so.  Read More

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Early Learning Development and the Local Control Funding Formula

One area that hasn’t received much ink in regard to ELD is how it stands to fare under California’s new Local Control Funding Formula law Read More

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Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to civic awareness

Only one percent of respondents answered all five of the relatively easy questions correctly. Read More

Categories: Californians, Education

Criticism of new school funding law misses the mark

Like all things that sound hunky dory, the law has drawn increasing caution, concern, and criticism, highlighted last week by a piece by EdSource’s Louis Freedberg on the potential weaknesses in the new school funding law. But some parts of his argument lack clarity in a manner that merits a response. Read More

Categories: Education, Accountability, Budget Reform

The Not-so-Magic School Bus

Senator Carol Liu’s “Pathways to Partnership” tour is not likely to turn up in Sunset magazine. But, when not stuck in traffic, the bus might have been headed to the future. Read More

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