Julia Koppich

Julia Koppich
Julia Koppich
President,
J. Koppich & Associates

Julia E. Koppich is president of J. Koppich & Associates, a San Francisco-based education consulting firm. She has served as a policy consultant for numerous state and federal organizations, including the U.S. Department of Education, National Center on Performance Incentives, Education Commission of the States, National Governors’ Association, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Dr. Koppich has been a principal researcher on studies of urban school change, teacher peer review, and the impact of federal policy on states and local school districts. She currently is a member the research team investigating implementation of California’s path-breaking school finance law, the Local Control Funding Formula. Her areas of expertise include public sector labor relations and improving teacher effectiveness, with an emphasis on teacher evaluation and compensation. She is the author of numerous articles and co-author of two books, A Union of Professionals and United Mind Workers: Unions and Teaching in the Knowledge Society. Dr. Koppich holds a Ph.D. in educational administration and policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.

Publications by Julia Koppich
PreK-3 Alignment
With the infusion of new funds, Governor Gavin Newsom has placed early childhood education high on California’s policy agenda. Yet the state still faces the complicated challenge of sustaining and building on the progress children make in preK.…
CIB Koppich May 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for 2019–2020 includes $10 million to develop a statewide longitudinal data system—including early education, K–12, and higher education institutions as well as health and human services agencies—to better…
Report Koppich Jan 2019
In fall 2018, the Local Control Funding Formula Research Collaborative (LCFFRC) conducted surveys of stratified random samples of California superintendents and principals. Superintendent results were published in June 2018 in Superintendents Speak…
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) ushered in a new era for California education policy. Enacted in 2013, the LCFF shifted control of most education dollars from the state to local school districts, allowing them to determine how to…