School leaders who understand how issues of poverty can affect the children they are trying to reach can develop programs that support students beyond their academic needs.
In This Issue
LCFF advances educational equity agenda; school boards will play key role in California reform
Six decades after the momentous U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawed “separate but equal” public school facilities, California’s Local Control Funding Formula is generating great excitement among those who believe the school financing plan is a potentially powerful new weapon in the fight for educational equity.
A key consultant to the SBE looks at LCFF and its local accountability plans
As director of the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd and a recognized expert in school finance and research, Jannelle Kubinec was a natural choice to lead the California State Board of Education’s exploration of a process for implementing the Local Control Funding Formula for K-12 schools.
This year we commemorate some major milestones that greatly impacted education and society in the U.S., including the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
What should you do if information from a closed session is disclosed to the media?
Last summer when we took a closer look at the aggregate data of each significant student group, one group appeared to be most at risk: our African-American male students.
One last “editor’s note”: I’m now moving on. I’m grateful for the chance to leave with this especially strong issue of California Schools as my postscript.
Coyote Central tutoring program, Pathways to Success make a difference
Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s Buena Park High School in Orange County has developed a multifaceted approach that has helped make a dynamic impact on the entire school community.
The Redwood City School District’s leaders implemented a project-based learning pilot program at Roosevelt Elementary School in 2009.
This is the Platform’s first major revision in more than a decade, and it constitutes a significant shift in the both the content of the Platform and the process by which future revisions may be enacted. An overview of the Platform is provided below.