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April 15, 2015
To boost participation in Ed100, the California State PTA will hold a drawing on April 27. Participants earn entries in this drawing by reading lessons on Ed100.org, by participating in the online discussions, or by sharing Ed100 on Facebook or Twitter. Winners of the drawing can earn prizes of up to $1,000 for the benefit of their school’s PTA. Read More

April 7, 2015
Stuart Foundation announces new open position, Executive Assistant, Office of the President

March 17, 2015
Implementing California's School Funding Formula  
Jonathan Raymond, President of the Stuart Foundation, joins a panel discussion on the implementation challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Read More

First Ever Free Consumer Reports-Style Review Of Instructional Materials Released
On March 4, 2015, EdReports.org, a new nonprofit providing “Consumer Reports” for school instructional materials released their first reviews.  Their findings revealed that most of the K-8 mathematics instructional materials reviewed do not meet their criteria for alignment to the standards of the Common Core. Read More

March 13, 2015
Stuart Foundation announces new open position, Program Associate in Education. 

Letter from the President
In starting my year, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate on a panel with other local foundation CEOs in an event sponsored by the Northern California Grantmakers. In response to very thoughtful questions, we shared our insights on leadership, philanthropy, and change. After reflecting on the event and comments shared by our foundation colleagues, I wanted to share some of my “ah ha” moments with you.
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January 30, 2015
Stuart Foundation welcomes new staff, Koua Jacklyn Franz as the Director of Communications and Learning.

January 23, 2015
A new case study, Many Voices, One Goal: How an Informal Foundation Collaborative Helped Make California History, from the Stuart Foundation, describes how foundations worked together to help inform school funding policy change, resulting in California’s Local Control Funding Formula. Read More

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New Reports

Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula provides the first independent look at implementation of the state’s new financing system, which provides school districts with additional resources to meet the needs of students from low-income families, English learners, and foster youth. Researchers found enthusiasm for the flexibility to make decisions based on local needs as well as a desire for time and additional information to improve upon this initial effort. Findings are based on interviews with leaders and staff from school districts, county offices of education, school board members, union representatives and parents, state policymakers, and review of over 40 Local Control Accountability Plans and related documents. Click here to read the full report.

IAG 2 Cover Thumbnail ImageWe are proud to announce the release of Part 2 of the Invisible Achievement Gap, developed in partnership between The Center for Teaching and Learning at West Ed and the University of California, Berkeley. The second part of this research provides a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of youth in foster care as it relates to their educational outcomes. Specifically, the Invisible Achievement Gap, Part 2 highlights the context for this problem, noting factors that hinder positive educational outcomes, such as multiple school moves, enrollment in low performing schools, and diagnosis of learning disabilities. Click here to read the full report.

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Featured Work:
Home Visits & Academic Parent Teacher Teams: A Winning Combination

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Featured Work:
The CDEF CCSS Campaign

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF), working with key education partners, has developed an Awareness and Capacity Building Campaign to educate Californians about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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Featured Work: FosterMore.org Launched!


FosterMore is a public education campaign supported by the Stuart Foundation. The campaign centers on a public service announcement (PSA) aired during May 2013 - National Foster Care Month.

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