California School Dashboard – Students with Disabilities – 2018

California’s school dashboard for 2018 hides as much as it shows. Students with disabilities are present, but hidden (some would say “separate, but unequal). The following is the “Students with Disabilities” dashboard for California as a whole. It is taken directly from the main state summary (I’ve clicked on all the links and done a… Read More

You did it! $7.65 Million for Special Needs Kids*

Better education is critical for special needs kids. In California, fewer than 15% of all special needs kids (12.5 percent of the student population – over 300,000 students) are performing at or above grade level (studies estimate that 80 percent or more children with disabilities could perform at or above grade level – a gap… Read More

School Funding Basics – The mess we are in

There are a lot of questions about how school funding works in California and why our schools are constantly asking for money. 1. Our school districts and local governments are separate. They compete. Schools have 3 funding sources: The state – which treats San Mateo/ Foster City terribly. Funding has just this year returned to… Read More