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Knudson, Joel; Castro, Marina; Blum, Jarah – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2017
It started with a cup of coffee. In the wake of an intense contract negotiation, and against the backdrop of a district bankruptcy, multiple teacher strikes, and a wave of mistrust that veterans of the era still refer to as "rock bottom," the San José superintendent and the San José Teachers Association president decided to chart a…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Personnel Management, Teacher Associations
Knudson, Joel; Ramanathan, Arun; Carter, Allison; O'Day, Jennifer – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2017
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has introduced positive and much-needed change to California's approach to K-12 education funding by allocating resources according to student need and freeing districts to make decisions that address local priorities. For all of LCFF's advantages, however, the Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) in…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School District Autonomy, School Districts, Educational Change
Knudson, Joel; Castro, Marina; Blum, Jarah – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2017
In the wake of an intense contract negotiation, and against the backdrop of a district bankruptcy, multiple teacher strikes, and a wave of mistrust that veterans of the era still refer to as "rock bottom," the San José superintendent and the San José Teachers Association president decided to chart a different path forward. This report is…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Personnel Management, Teacher Associations
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2017
Changes at the federal level and an upcoming California election are shaping the social, economic, and political context in which K-12 districts operate. The California Collaborative on District Reform convened for a two-day meeting to step back, reflect, and take stock of the road ahead. Meeting participants listened to research-based…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Instructional Improvement, Cooperation
California Collaborative on District Reform, 2017
This document synthesizes the findings from the evaluations of four statewide programs designed to provide support for underperforming schools and districts in California as part of the state accountability system: (1) Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (II/USP); (2) High Priority Schools Grant (HPSG) Program; (3) School…
Descriptors: Synthesis, State Programs, Program Evaluation, Research Reports
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2016
California educators continue in their struggle to communicate district plans to parents, teachers, and other members of the school community. Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), have ballooned into jargon-laden stacks of tables, impenetrable to all but the most sophisticated reader. Envisioned as a tool to improve transparency, the LCAP…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, School District Autonomy, Accountability, Educational Planning
Blum, Jarah; Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2016
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a sea change in the way California funds public education. By directing resources to the students in greatest need, freeing districts from the constraints of categorical programs, and inviting stakeholder participation, the new funding system creates the conditions for districts to advance goals…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School District Autonomy, Public Education, Educational Finance
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2016
The California Collaborative on District Reform convened in Oakland for a two-day meeting, "Integrating Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning to Advance Equity and Achievement." The meeting explored methods to support and integrate academic, social, and emotional learning in K-12 education. Implementation efforts surrounding the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Academic Achievement, Social Development, Emotional Development
Knudson, Joel; Hannan, Stephanie; O'Day, Jennifer; Castro, Marina – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2015
The Common Core State Standards represent an exciting step forward for California, and for the nation as a whole, in supporting instruction that can better prepare students for college and career success. Concurrent with the transition to the new standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), of which California is a governing…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Measurement, Educational Assessment
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2014
California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has introduced changes that alter the conditions under which educators, administrators, and community leaders approach their roles in the K-12 education system. Consequently, leaders at all levels may need to build the capacity--both the knowledge and skills and the resources--that they need to…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, Teachers
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2014
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a fundamental transformation of the way California allocates state funds to school districts and the ways the state expects districts to make decisions about (and report on) the use of these funds. This is the first in a series of short briefs that aims to capture some key themes emerging from…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, School Districts
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2014
As district leaders search for the best ways to improve student learning with the Common Core State Standards, California districts are leading the way as early implementers of the new standards. The ideas and lessons emerging from their work can help other educators maximize the effectiveness of their own implementation efforts. This brief…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Knudson, Joel – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2013
Teachers matter. Educators, policymakers, and the general public alike agree that great teachers are vital to a thriving K-12 education system, yet the pathways to assembling a high quality teaching force remain elusive. This case study of Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD), winner of the 2004 Broad Prize for Urban Education,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Urban Education, Educational Improvement
California Collaborative on District Reform, 2012
In 2008, the leaders of two of California's largest urban school districts--Fresno and Long Beach Unified School Districts--entered into a formal learning partnership, with the goal of preparing all students for success in higher education or for a career with significant growth potential. Though initially designed to secure greater categorical…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Second Language Learning, School Districts, Educational Change
Duffy, Helen; Hannan, Stephanie; O'Day, Jennifer; Brown, Jim – California Collaborative on District Reform, 2012
In 2008, Fresno Unified and Long Beach Unified School Districts entered into a formal learning partnership, with the goal of preparing all students for success in higher education or for a career with significant growth potential. Though they were perhaps at different points on their growth trajectories, both districts were on similar paths, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Second Language Learning, Partnerships in Education, Leadership
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