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Mary Perry, Beth Higbee, Danny Kanga, Celia Jaffe, Geordee Mae Corpuz

Community engagement remains one of the most challenging expectations of California’s Local Control  Funding Formula, so much so that state leaders have funded an initiative to support regional networks focused on engagement. This brief shares insights from a session where a lead administrator from the San Bernardino County Office provided an update on that initiative. Other speakers shared their on-the-ground experiences working with educators, parents, and students to create the relationships needed for community stakeholder engagement to be consistent, meaningful, and productive.

Taylor N. Allbright, Julie A. Marsh

In this brief, we update previous research on the implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) with the results from a 2019 poll of California voters. Results show that while public awareness of the LCFF has increased, more than half of voters remain unfamiliar with this state finance and accountability policy. However, voter support for the policy remains high, though it has decreased since last year. Participation in LCFF engagement has increased, but remains low, despite a majority of voters reporting desire to be involved in decisions about local education.

Upcoming events

San Deigo State University
Location: San Diego State University Speakers: Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., San Diego State University Barry Chung, Dean, San Diego State University Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University Lucrecia Santibañez, Claremont Graduate University Taylor Allbright, University of Southern California Heather Hough, Policy Analysis for California Education .event-image-866 img { margin-top: 40px; }
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
San Diego State University, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Jesse Rothstein and Evan White, University of California, Berkeley
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento - 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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  • The Local Control Funding Formula Research Collaborative (LCFFRC) brings together a diverse set of policy experts who, since 2014, have been documenting implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California’s pathbreaking finance and governance system.

  • How does the public view California’s schools and education policy effectiveness? Do voters understand the challenges that California faces, and are they prepared to make the tough choices and tradeoffs that potential solutions entail?

  • This research partnership is focused on producing research that informs continuous improvement in the CORE Districts and policy and practice in California and beyond.

  • Getting Down to Facts II provides in-depth analysis of the state education system as of 2018 and looks at what is working well and where improvement is still needed. The report’s findings are contained in 35 separate studies thoroughly researched by over 100 leading academics from top research institutions across California and the United States.

  • This work documents the important collaboration between LEAs, higher education segments, workforce groups, and community organizations to improve college and labor market outcomes across California communities.

  • College and career readiness is at the heart of California’s State Standards. This project examines many aspects of these standards, including how well they correlate with measures of postsecondary success across the State’s three segments of higher education.

  • Alignment in preschool and early elementary experiences can improve student outcomes. This project provides ways to improve alignment across grades in such elements as standards, assessments, curricula, and instructional strategies.

Policy Analysis for California Education

 
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) is an independent, non-partisan research center led by faculty directors at Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of California Davis, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California Berkeley. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to postsecondary education and training. PACE bridges the gap between research and policy, working with scholars from California’s leading universities and with state and local policymakers to increase the impact of academic research on educational policy in California.

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