March 19, 2021
Annotated template to support the creation of a compliant LCAP that reflects the overriding objective of the Local Control Funding Formula.
March 17, 2021
Access the recording and supplemental materials for this webinar on March 31, 2021.
March 12, 2021
This calculation tool makes it easy to convert scale scores to the DFS metric used on the California School Dashboard.
March 09, 2021
Access the recording and supplemental materials for this webinar on May 26, 2021.
Access the recording and supplemental materials for this webinar on April 28, 2021.
March 04, 2021
Access the recording and supplemental materials for this webinar on March 10 & 12, 2021.
March 01, 2021
The governor and Legislature reached accord over the weekend on a $6.5 billion school reopening package that will compel most schools to offer at least some form of in-person instruction starting April 1. The plan calls for prioritizing, but not requiring, vaccination of school staff as a condition of school reopening and partially softens some of the sharp corners in prior reopening proposals.
February 26, 2021
Although more than half of states currently authorize vaccines for K-12 school staff and childcare workers, and keeping in mind that priority distribution is underway in more than 35 California counties, yesterday California health officials issued this new and cryptic guidance.
February 25, 2021
Access the recording and supplemental materials for this webinar on March 3, 2021.
After more than five hours of discussion Wednesday, the State Board of Education voted to extend testing windows and to ask the US Department of Education to waive science testing and test-driven accountability mandates. The Board deferred action, however, on the key question of whether to mandate this spring’s Smarter Balanced testing.
February 19, 2021
Democratic legislators are fast-tracking a complex new proposal to encourage reopening schools for in-person instruction, provide $2 billion for school reopening, and $4.5 billion for “learning recovery” grants, and grant a fuzzy priority to vaccinate school employees.
February 03, 2021
A list of bills enacted in the 2020 Legislative Session that may require some action on the part of California charter schools.
February 01, 2021
Governor Newsom’s $2 billion proposal to provide grants to schools to reopen for in-person instruction appears dead on arrival in the California Legislature, leaving school leaders across the state to contend with a confusing mix of guidance and no additional funding.
As a charter school board member, you have a unique platform from which to advocate. In this issue of CSDC’s Board Bulletin, we offer five simple steps that board members can take to further the cause of their charter school, and to further the cause of the overall charter school mission.
January 25, 2021
January 19, 2021
The Department of Finance today released detailed draft legislation to implement Governor Newsom’s proposed $4.6 billion grant program to provide additional academic and other supports to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom’s original budget proposal released on January 8, 2021 offered only a bare-bones summary while the legislation released today fills in most of the details.
January 13, 2021
The Charter Schools Division of the California Department of Education (CDE) has posted a request for applications (RFA) for the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP). The PCSGP provides funding to support planning, implementation, replication, and/or expansion of “high quality” charter schools. The post indicates that $6 million are available for 2020-23 grant cycle.
January 08, 2021
Governor Newsom today released legislative language to implement his proposed $2 billion school reopening plan along with his proposed 2021-22 state budget and substantial revisions to the current-2020-21 state budget.
January 04, 2021
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance...
January 01, 2021
Stay up-to-date with charter school legislation.
December 30, 2020
Under mounting pressure from experts to reopen schools for in-person instruction, Governor Newsom today announced a $2 billion “Safe Schools for All” plan, calling for phased reopening of schools for in-person starting with grades TK-2 in February...
December 16, 2020
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December 08, 2020