The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represents a fundamental transformation of the way California allocates state funds to school districts and the ways the state expects districts to make decisions about (and report on) the use of these funds. This brief identifies some early lessons about how best to use the new system to meet student needs, especially the traditionally underserved.
AIR supports educators and their students, as well as national, state and community leaders in the continuing effort to provide opportunities for personal growth for all—whether they are students in preschool, K-12 or higher education. Our work spans a broad range of areas, from early childhood development to professional development and training techniques that expand career opportunities and worker productivity. We conduct rigorous quantitative and qualitative research that identifies effective programs and resources and also provide the technical assistance to translate reliable evidence into effective action.