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Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2018
In 2017, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced the "Small School District Assistance Initiative," aimed at providing targeted assistance to small and rural school districts in the state. A prime focus of the initiative is assisting small and rural school districts with improving their facilities. To aid CDE's efforts,…
Descriptors: School Districts, School District Size, Rural Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2018
This study investigates the school facility challenges and issues facing rural and small school districts in California. A mixed method approach was utilized (analysis of district characteristics, spending patterns, and 40 interviews with superintendents) to understand the capital investment patterns and facility planning processes of these…
Descriptors: School Districts, School District Size, Rural Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Herberg, Jeremias – Center for Cities & Schools, 2018
This study provides a critical appraisal of intermediaries in demand-driven workforce development. In San Francisco East Bay, an emerging set of workforce intermediaries -- here called the "Skills Brokers" -- recently take issue in alleged Skills Gaps to create a cross-sector reform agenda. They seek to connect the supply and demand for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Job Skills, Skill Development, Industry
Jain, Liz S.; Vincent, Jefrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
Public school districts across California, particularly those in low-wealth areas, experience significant funding shortfalls for their facilities. Industry benchmarks suggest the state's K-12 school districts should spend nearly $18 billion a year to maintain their inventory, ensure buildings are up-to-date, and to build new spaces to handle…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Facilities, Financial Support, State Aid
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
This study aims to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in ten case study states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2016
The purpose of this study was to inform the California Department of Education (CDE) in ensuring the standards contained in Title 5 appropriately promote the planning and design of healthy, safe and educationally suitable K-12 school facilities. The study gathers and analyzes K-12 facility standards in other states across the country to understand…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Center for Cities & Schools, 2015
The Governor, members of the legislature and other key stakeholders have identified concerns about the State of California's approach to funding K-12 school facilities, but they have not yet formulated a consensus going forward on the state role and responsibilities for school district facilities. To inform the school facilities funding policy…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Gross, Liz S. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2015
K-12 public school facilities need regular investment to ensure student health and safety and support educational programming. Yet, the future of K-12 school facility funding in California is uncertain. A strong state-local partnership has existed that funded new construction, modernization, and other investments in public school facilities across…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Jain, Liz S. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2015
After more than a decade of dedicated investment, state funding to assist local California school districts in the construction, modernization, and maintenance of their school facilities has come to a halt. As the Governor, the legislature, and other stakeholders debate the future of the state's K-12 school facility funding role, a big unknown…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, State Aid, Educational Facilities
Center for Cities & Schools, 2015
After decades of dedicated investment, state funding to assist local California school districts in the construction, modernization, and maintenance of their school facilities has come to a halt. As the Governor, the legislature, and other stakeholders debate the future of the state's K-12 school facility funding role, a big unknown exists:…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, State Aid, Educational Facilities
Vincent, Jeff – Center for Cities & Schools, 2015
In many parts of the United States it is difficult for families, particularly low- or moderate-income families, to be able to afford a suitable home in a transit rich neighborhood with good schools. Neighborhoods with all three elements are exceedingly rare. As a result, people often have to sacrifice one of three elements to make their lives…
Descriptors: Housing, Transportation, Access to Education, Public Policy
Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the "geography of opportunity" for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities across the country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regional transportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Makarewicz, Carrie; Miller, Ruth; Ehrman, Julia; McKoy, Deborah L. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the 'geography of opportunity' for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities acrossthe country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regionaltransportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
Filardo, Mary; Vincent, Jeffrey M. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Joint use of public school facilities is a complex but manageable approach to efficiently enhancing the services and programs available to students and supporting the community use of public schools. Building upon on our 2010 paper titled "Joint Use of Public Schools: A Framework for a New Social Contract," this paper identifies the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Educational Facilities, School Community Relationship
Vincent, Jeff; McKoy, Deborah; Alex, Ken; Mitchell, Connie; Moore, Kathleen – Center for Cities & Schools, 2013
On December 6, 2012, UC Berkeley's Center for Cities & Schools, in collaboration with the California Department of Education, California Department of Public Health, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Strategic Growth Council, and Health in All Policies Task Force, brought together leaders from across California to discuss the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Sustainability, Regional Planning
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