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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.

For Current Partners

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  • What's New

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.
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October 10, 2014
9 Federal full service community schools awards announced among a pool of 147 applicants.
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October 10, 2014
News from the field: The state of California is developing a series of databases to track students from high school into higher education or post-secondary training -- and then into the workforce.
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October 10, 2014
Sacramento City's increase in graduation rate was among the highest in the state, showing improvement in places with college and career pathways.
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October 9, 2014
Partnership For Children & Youth release new report "Time Well Spent."
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October 9, 2014 uses the power of the internet to help parents get informed and engaged in their children's education.  The organization just released 63 milestone videos for parents and families on new standards on the website.

October 8, 2014
Over 100 education leaders, policy makers, and executives were treated to a sneak preview of the pilot episode of "Inside California Education".
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September 25, 2014
The California-based and Foundation grantee Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project (PTHVP) was featured in the national magazine Teaching Tolerance. Read More.

September 22, 2014
The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) is a national nonprofit organization whose focus in on teachers transforming teaching. They have compiled some helpful resources for parents who want to learn more information about the Common Core State Standards. Read More.

September 17, 2014
Job opening for Director of Organizational Learning and Effective Communications.

August 27, 2014
GreatSchools hosts bimonthly google+hangout for parents today. “Emotional Smarts: Conversations on Parenting”. Join or Read More.

August 26, 2014
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF) will be sponsoring a series of free 45-minute webinars to help the education community navigate the Toolkit and provide practical tips for using the toolkit with a special focus on back-to-school communications. Read More.

August 12, 2014
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). Read More.

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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: 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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