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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

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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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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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