California’s Local Control Funding Formula promised to give more resources to the students who need the most: English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. So, how well is California’s new education funding system delivering on that promise? The Education Trust–West’s report, The Steep Road to Resource Equity in California Education: The Local Control Funding Formula After Three Years, seeks answers to these questions by digging into data on district spending, and access to courses, curriculum, and personnel. The report finds that funding is more equitable – but gaps in opportunities persist. Read the full report, and access resources to increase budget transparency and build capacity on opportunity and achievement gap data.

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Accountability, What You Need to Know

Budget Engagement Toolkit

Data Equity Walk Toolkit


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