California ended 40 years of reliance on categorical funding for schools when Governor Jerry Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) into law on July 1, 2013. LCFF intends to enhance services for high-needs students through new flexibility, targeted student funding, and local accountability. Two years into LCFF implementation, our research in 18 districts and more than half of the state’s County Offices of Education (COEs) uncovers both reasons for optimism and a few concerns.
New Policy Brief
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is seeking candidates for the newly-created position of Associate Director. Since 1983 PACE has played a unique and essential role in California’s education policy system, bridging the gap between the academic research community and California policy-makers. PACE works with a wide network of policy scholars to connect their work to state and local policy audiences, and with policy leaders in Sacramento and throughout the state to ensure that their decisions are informed by hard data and rigorous analysis. As California adapts to a radically new education policy regime, PACE is seeking an Associate Director who shares our commitment to increasing the impact of academic research on policy choices, and who can help us to reach new audiences and expand our influence.