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 November 25, 2014 Join California Policy Forum Webinar: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Implementation Updates and Opportunities on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00am.
Read More November 3, 2014 Stuart Foundation welcomes new staff, Julie Maxwell-Jolly and Susan Little as Senior Program Officers for the Education Program.
October 28, 2014 Study Offers First Look at New Local Control Funding in California School Districts. Research report finds enthusiasm, positive change, and serious concerns for the future among education officials. Read More More news..
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.
We 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.