We’re excited to partner with the Center for Teaching Quality to release the first of six studies and a new policy report on how districts across California are beginning to see better outcomes tied to the country’s most ambitious state funding strategy, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

CASE STUDY

Top-Down Support for Bottom-Up Change: Pomonas Path to Improving Outcomes for All Students

This first of six case study summarizes how the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), California’s state school funding law since 2013, is being implemented in Pomona Unified School District (PUSD). It focuses on the perspectives of various education stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, principals, school board members, and district staff to better understand how LCFF is being implemented to achieve the goal of advancing equity in the district. The goal of this report is to inform educators and education system leaders about how district practices have changed as a result of LCFF and to better understand strategies for improving educational outcomes for historically underserved students.

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POLICY REPORT

Breaking Down Walls for Student and Educator Learning: A Policy Report on Educators Professional Learning and Leadership and Pomona Unified School Districts Response to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in California

This policy paper summarizes how one school district is using California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to bolster teachers’ professional learning to drive more equitable outcomes for its students.

The authors expand upon Pomona’s current efforts with practice and policy recommendations to help spread new teacher-led change strategies across the state.

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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL):
Superintendent Richard Martinez shares how addressing social and emotional needs of students has impacted teaching and learning in Pomona Unified School District.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS):
Superintendent Richard Martinez reflects on how PBIS has impacted school discipline policy and practice in Pomona Unified School District.

Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF):
Superintendent Richard Martinez discusses how LCFF has changed decision making in Pomona Unified School District.

Co-teaching:
Superintendent Richard Martinez shares what has been learning from the co-teaching model in Pomona Unified School District.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL):
Cynthia Sanchez, principal at Armstrong Elementary in Pomona Unified School District explains how educators at her school building the capacity of students to deal with stress, trauma and factors that can negatively impact their health and learning.

Educating the Whole Child :
Cynthia Sanchez, principal at Armstrong Elementary in Pomona Unified School District explores the importance of relationships, collaboration and mindsets in educating the whole child.