Local Control and Accountability Plan
Audit Questions Billions in State Funds Meant for Foster Youth, Other Vulnerable Students
In 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and the state legislature established a major program meant to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students. The increased funding from it is supposed to go to help schools better serve vulnerable groups: students from low-income families, English language learners and foster youth.
Still Present and Accounted For: Q&A with Hedy Chang
Without Hedy Chang’s work on chronic absenteeism, it is unlikely that the issue would be as prominent in the education policy conversation as it is today. As Executive Director of Attendance Works, she fronts the non-profit’s national efforts to advance student success in school by reducing chronic absence.
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.
The Need to Align Values of Schools, Family Services Providers
Opportunities abound for educators and nonprofit partners in California to align values between schools and community partners. With the adoption of the local control funding structure, California began to require each school district to create a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) responsible for ensuring the academic growth of students with disabilities and addresses the unique needs of students who live in poverty, students who are English language learners and students who are in foster care.