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April 1, 1993 - This report identifies problems with the existing system of categorical programs, establishes principles the Legislature should use in reforming categorical programs, and recommends consolidation and restructuring of a number of programs based on these principles.
February 1, 1993 - Fee Increases at California community Colleges.
February 1, 1993 - CSU Faculty Workload: Reduction should be deferred another year.
February 1, 1993 - California Community Colleges: Enrollment Priorities
December 28, 1992 - Los Angeles Unified School District: An Analysis of the 1992-93 Budget
October 8, 1992 - This fact sheet provides a 10-year funding history of K-12 education, updated to reflect the 1992 Budget Act and chaptered trailer legislation.
July 3, 1992 - In this report, we explain the current status of the Proposition 98 minimum funding guarantee, and review how other budget proposals that have already been advanced would affect the level of the guarantee for 1992-93. Finally, we discuss other options that may be considered to generate savings for 1992-93.
July 3, 1992 - Proposition 98--A Brief Look at the Current Situation
February 1, 1992 - Pupil Assessment
February 1, 1992 - We recommend the enactment of legislation to establish a policy whereby the UC and the CSU would admit qualified freshmen but redirect a portion of them, on a voluntary basis, to enroll in specific community colleges, allowing annual state savings of approximately $25 million beginning in 1993-94.
January 21, 1992 - Paperwork Reduction in Schools
August 21, 1991 - Over the past 10 years, total funding for K-12 education has increased significantly — growing from $12.7 billion in 1982-83 to $27 billion in 1991-92. After adjusting for inflation, the 1991 Budget Act results in a level of total funding per unit of average daily attendance (ADA) in 1991-92 that is 13 percent higher than the level of per-ADA funding in 1982-83, the year immediately prior to the enactment of SB 813 (the state’s major school funding and reform measure). In this issue paper we identify the major sources of this education funding growth and the specific uses to which school districts have put these funds, focusing on those program areas that have grown at higher-than-average rates.
February 1, 1991 - Year-Round School Incentives
February 1, 1991 - Proposition 98 provides K-12 schools and community colleges with a constitutionally guaranteed minimum level of funding in 1988-89 and thereafter. Under the provisions of this measure, funding requirements for K-14 education programs are determined using a series of complex calculations based on factors related to both workload-based needs and state revenue availability.
February 1, 1991 - Concerns over current levels of educational achievement combined with perceived limitations of current reform strategies, have resulted in proposals for new approaches to schooling. These new approaches are known collectively as "school restructuring." In practice, the term "restructuring" has been used by various groups to advance different visions of reform. However, boiled down to its essential components, school restructuring involves decentralization of authority and increased collaborations at the local level, in conjunction with enhanced accountability.