California is home to the nation’s fifth largest Black population, and though Black students today are more likely to graduate from high school and college than they were a decade ago, persistent opportunity gaps exist in college access and success and completion outcomes are still too low. These troubling findings are a result of funding, policy and institutional weaknesses rather than...| More >
Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) are adopted every three years. In between these years, school districts must complete annual updates.
- A listing and description of expenditures on LCAP actions currently being implemented.
- A listing and description of expenditures targeting high-need students and reclassified...
California’s Landmark Local Control Funding Formula dramatically changed the way the state funds its school districts, directing greater resources to districts serving large numbers of low-income students, English learners, and students in foster care. LCFF also shifted substantially more control over spending decisions to school districts and communities.
In a series of case studies,...| More >
California’s New Education Funding Formula: What is it? Who benefits? What does it mean for students? How can I get involved?
In July 2013, California dramatically reformed the way we fund our schools. The new law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), replaces an outdated and unfair education funding system. In this guide, we provide parents and community leaders with the information they need to ensure that LCFF is not just about local control and flexibility, but also — and most important — about educational...| More >