California is home to over 10,000 K-12 public schools serving more than one in 10 of all students in the United States. California can be lauded for its ground-breaking experiment in weighted student funding (LCFF), a commitment to accountability and standards innovation, and the support of an invested research and advocacy community. A rise in the English learner population without the infrastructure yet in place to support them, growing teacher shortages and teacher equity gaps, and a comparatively low investment in public education makes it is increasingly important for California families, advocates, and policy-makers to work together for the success of all students. Partners for’s network includes several national and local partners in the state, including several members of the Equity and Excellence Commission.
More Resources & Tools on California
The Local Control Funding Formula:
Why Engagement is Essential for Educational Equity
The advancement of equity and excellence for California’s students depends on the ability of counties, districts, and schools to create meaningful stakeholder engagement practices that address the unique needs of their constituents.
This document offers actionable ways learn more >
How are Districts Engaging Stakeholders in LCAP Development?
Process and Protest — California examines the efforts of several California districts to fulfill the stakeholder engagement requirements of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in the development of their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs).
Our analysis starts from the premise learn more >
LCFF: How Can Local Control Keep the Promise of Educational Equity in CA?
In October 2016, Partners for Each and Every Child (Partners for) and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) co-hosted an event intended to:
Build understanding and engage in conversations around the current impact of learn more >
As California considers its own contexts, needs, and priorities in ESSA implementation, the voices and experiences of families, students, and communities are crucial in protecting and advancing equity. Given the wide latitude that ESSA has allowed for states to ensure equitable access and excellence for learn more >
On Oct. 19th, 2015, EdSource and Partners for Each and Every Child hosted a webinar featuring leading educators and experts who examined strategies for closing the achievement gap in the wake of California’s Smarter Balanced test scores, which were released in September.
Closing the Achievement Gap learn more >
LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA IN CALIFORNIA: How to Monitor Progress and Learn from A Grand Experiment
Produced as pre-reading material for 2014’s LCFF conference at UC Berkeley, this report suggests core empirical questions that stem from key moving parts of the LCFF reform, digs deep into how eight districts frame the reform and the program models on which they will rely learn more >