Analysis: California Gives Districts Extra Money for Highest-Needs Students. But It Doesn’t Always Get to the Highest-Needs Schools

Katie Silberstein and Marguerite Roza
Published November 11, 2020 on The 74

Although the California state funding formula generates more money for highest-needs students, each district decides how to pass these funds along to schools. Katie Silberstein and Marguerite Roza studied whether the dollars generated by the highest needs students per California’s Local Control Funding Formula actually made it to the schools serving those students.