candidate John Chiang


The Future of California’s Children: John Chiang on the Issues

This week, The Imprint is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and emphasis on local control for many child-serving systems.


Recommendations to Reform California’s Education Funding Formula

When it was first enacted in 2013, California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was seen as a way to focus extra resources on the education of foster youth, English language learners and low-income youth in the state.


California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability

Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school.


New LAUSD Superintendent Eyes Foster Youth Policies

Advocates for foster youth in Los Angeles are eager to learn about plans for foster youth under new Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Michelle King. In January, LAUSD chose longtime local teacher and administrator Michelle King to head the nation’s second largest school district.


Educators Take Aim at Needs of Younger Foster Youth

California’s biggest school district put most of its funding for foster youth into extra high school services. But research, and advocates for youth in care, suggest that the problems start far earlier.


Calif. Foster Youth Propose Policy Portfolio

After turning 18, foster youth Louis Reed struggled to find stability. Only after spending months without a home did he realize that he might be able to qualify for extended foster care benefits under California’s Assembly Bill 12.


    Advocates Say California School Districts Should Spend More on Foster Youth

    As California school districts spend June finalizing their budgets for the upcoming school year, they need to specify their plans to serve students in foster care, say child advocates. Such plans could range from hiring more support personnel for foster youth to lowering the number of times foster youth transfer schools.


    California School Districts Need to Take on School Climate Challenge for Foster Youth

    By Laura Faer Foster youth in California schools have a radically different educational experience than other students. Foster youth cope with the after-shocks of trauma as a result of abuse and neglect and out of home placement.


    California’s Largest School District Uses New Funding Formula in Bid to Help Foster Students

    With a deadline looming later this month, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is finalizing preparations to hire up to 95 new counselors and introduce new educational benchmarks for foster youth in the school district with its first allotment of targeted funds from California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) legislation.