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June 26, 2017

Actions in Sacramento Undermining Real Accountability

Education Trust-West executive director Ryan Smith argues that promise of local control requires greater transparency in creating state and local accountability measures.

June 19, 2017

2018 Election Will Rock California Education

Next year's California election will be both a referendum on the massive changes in education finance and testing enacted during Jerry Brown governorship and a test of the political coalition that made those changes possible.

May 01, 2017

Slow Implementation Endangers School Funding in Calif.

Nearly everyone says they like California's Local Control Financing Formula. A new report says it's a work in progress that's helping equity. But impatience and slow implementation put the system in jeopardy.

April 12, 2017

Fear and Optimism From Calif. School Leaders

A panel of school district leaders echoes the fears their students face from the Trump Administration but also the optimism about working within California's new financial and accountability systems.

March 20, 2017

Calif. Accountability Dashboard Debuts; Critics Abound

California released its long-awaited accountability dashboard. Its colorful multi-system replaces the state's single number, test-score-driven indicator. The dashboard could use improvement; but it's not as dumb as some of the criticism.

February 22, 2017

Creating a Learning Community at California's Education Department

California's Department of Education has espoused creating professional learning communities. Now, as key staffers write it's trying to recreate itself in that image.

November 03, 2016

Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures

New research from California's CORE data partnership illustrates the possibilities and the implementation challenges in multiple measure accountability.

September 28, 2016

New California Accountability System Signals Progress

It's good to count parent engagement and school climate, says Sonya Heisters. So, California has taken a step in the right direction with its new accountability system.

September 21, 2016

Why Calif. Local Funding Requires State Leadership

California's Local Control Funding Formula was announced under the banner of subsidiarity, but Arun Ramanathan argues that local control also means state responsibility.

September 14, 2016

Poll Shows Parents Not Engaged in Calif. Local Control

A new poll from Policy Analysis for California and the University of Southern California shows that the state has a long way to go to keep its promise to engage local stakeholders in the state's historic education finance reforms, writes Daisy Gonzales.

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