The Alliance for Continuous Improvement (ACI) is a project of the CDE Foundation that brings together a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations with diverse perspectives dedicated to advancing California’s historic shift to a continuously improving system of education. Collectively, ACI members crafted the California Education GPS, a dynamic resource for elected leaders, policymakers, and advocates throughout the state. The GPS articulates a shared vision for the state’s public education system – one that is high achieving, student centered, equitable, engages families and communities, and is continuously improving. Take a look at policy priorities recommendations for the coming years here.
The ACI is a coalition whose members represent the full spectrum of the state, including teachers, administrators, parents, students, business, community advocates, school board members, researchers, philanthropy, institutions of higher education, and others. The ACI is committed to a vision for California of providing a high quality education for every student in every school and in every part of the state. Currently focused on communications about the state’s new accountability system, including the California School Dashboard, the ACI puts all of the changes in California’s K-12 public education system into context to demonstrate how they all work together to help all students reach their full potential, no matter who they are, where they live, or what their circumstances.
To help educate parents and communities about the state’s remodeling of the K-12 public education system and the state’s new accountability system—including the California School Dashboard—the Alliance for Continuous Improvement developed a series of materials you can download, adapt and use with your community! Click on the images below to access flyers in English and Spanish. Find more resources on Collaboration in Common.
California K-12 Public Education Brief for Legislators & Candidates
“Meet the Dash” Parent Fliers
“4 Big Upgrades to California Public Schools” Fliers for Parents & Community Members
The California Education GPS reflects the input and consensus of the Alliance for Continuous Improvement. The GPS is intended to serve as a dynamic resource for elected leaders and policymakers throughout the state and articulates a shared vision for the state’s public education system — one that is high-achieving, student-centered, equitable, engages families and communities, and is continuously improving.
The GPS briefly describers the significant, foundational investments and changes to California’s public education system that have been made in recent years, and then offers a clear researched-based route forward for advancing and strengthening the system so that it meets and exceeds the needs of all students — and ensures California’s future economic and civic success.
By focusing on eight policy priorities in the upcoming years, state leaders can best create the circumstances locally to achieve the vision for the state’s students and schools. California’s future is riding on our public education system.
The new California School Dashboard provides valuable information for all parents and communities about the progress their schools are making on behalf of all students. The Dashboard highlights a number of different indicators that each contribute to school success — and it shows where inequities exist among groups of students that need to be addressed.
To help more parents learn about the new Dashboard, we went to straight to the experts: other parents.
Stories About the Local Control Funding Formula At Work
These profiles are drawn from various sources, including the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and represent a small sample of the many creative and innovative ways local school districts are utilizing the flexibility, additional resources, and continuous improvement mindset established by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LCAP and other K-12 system upgrades, to advance equity and address the needs of their local students.