A new report from Education Trust West finds that most California districts did not use their new budget flexibility to create innovate solutions for English language learners.
Recently in Local Control Funding Category
September 23, 2014
September 18, 2014
California educators have navigated the first year of Local Control Funding. Now, the challenge is to use the budget process to transform schools.
September 17, 2014
Money is not born smart; it has to be educated. California's Local Control Funding Formula allows school districts to link revenue with the student outcomes. Will they?
July 16, 2014
The Common Core will work in California if its adoption is driven by instruction rather than testing. Making this happen challenges the state to slow the consequences of testing and to find ways to invest in a modern educational infrastructure.
June 30, 2014
California's new accountability plan proves to be complex, and it is only one of many that district's need to complete.
June 26, 2014
A public opinion poll released Thursday shows that a large majority of Californians supports the restrictions on tenure and due process that were the subject of the recent Vergara decision.
May 29, 2014
It could be firecrackers before the 4th of July as big decisions loom for California education: A contested election next week, the Vergara lawsuit, first results from the state's Local Control Funding Formula, and the end of Common Core pilot tests.
May 27, 2014
Here's my interview with California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson running for re-election on June 3. He talks about his accomplishments including the Common Core and local control financing.
May 27, 2014
Marshall Tuck is running to become state superintendent in California. He'd start by challenging the existing school code.
May 23, 2014
I preview interviews with California's state superintendent and his challenger. The interviews, including links to full transcriptions, will appear next week.