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How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent | EdSource

How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent | EdSource:

How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent

The interactive graphic below shows how the funding increase of $3.2 billion approved by the state Legislature will be spent. For cells with a spending breakdown available, you can click to zoom into that spending category. Click on the top label to zoom out and go back to the previous level. Hover on small cells to see a description. For more detailed information, see the text below the graphic. 
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 How the 2017-18 funding increase for California education will be spent

Background:

The Legislature passed a $183 billion state budget for 2017-18 last week that includes a $3.2 billion increase in funding under Proposition 98, the formula that determines how much of the General Fund will go to K-12 school, community colleges and state-funded preschool programs. The additional $3.2 billion represents an increase of 4.4 percent over last year’s allocation, bringing Prop. 98 next year to $74.5 billion.

Explanatory notes:

K-12
  • Southern California Regional Occupational Center is a career technical center in Torrance serving 6 school districts, funded outside of the Local Control Funding Formula
  • The Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program and the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program are two programs aimed at addressing the state’s teacher shortage.
Community colleges

  • The full-time Student Success Grant Program will provide up to $1,000 annually for students who take 12 credits per term. The California Community College completion grant will increase to $2,000 annually for students who take up to 15 credits per term.
  • Umoja is a statewide program committed to the academic success of African-American and other students.

akland’s charter schools enroll students who are more academically prepared than students who attend district-run schools, giving city charter schools an edge on the question of which kind of school excels at educating its students, according to a new analysis of the city’s public school landscape.
The study was considered especially noteworthy and has statewide significance because 30 percent of Oakland students attend charter schools – one of the highest concentrations of charter students in California.
In the new report, titled “Informing Equity: Student Need, Spending, and Resource Use in Oakland’s Public Schools,” a coalition of charter and traditional school advocates found that on average 40 percent of incoming 6th- graders enrolling at Oakland charter schools met or exceeded standards in English Language Arts on the Smarter Balanced state standardized test compared to 27 percent for students entering schools run by the Oakland Unified School District. The gap was similar among students just starting high school, with 37 percent of incoming 9th-grade charter students meeting or exceeding standards compared to 26 percent of students entering district-run schools. 
These results, which use test score data from 2014-15 and enrollment data from 2014 to 2016, shed new light on the differences in student populations enrolled by charter and district-run schools. While typical comparisons of the two sectors examine the cultural and economic backgrounds of students or even how those 
Oakland charters more likely to enroll higher-performing students than district schools



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