Defining a New North Star: Aligning LCAPs to College and Career Readiness (Policy Brief)

A new policy brief from the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) recommends that college and career readiness serve as the “North Star” in California’s recently reformed accountability system. Recent legislation in California created the Local Control Funding Formula, replacing a 50-year-old system of state-controlled categorical funding by returning considerable financial control to local hands. Such…

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Improve Education Through Arts and Creativity

Ross Anderson, senior lead researcher at EPIC, penned an article for Eugene’s Register-Guard about ArtCore, a new arts education program to be implemented in five Lane County Schools, through a partnership between EPIC, Lane Arts Council, the Springfield Public Schools, and others. This article originally appeared in the Register Guard but has since been archived:…

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College and Career Readiness Workshops, South Carolina

I recently had the opportunity to travel throughout South Carolina, leading workshops in Columbia, Charleston, and Rock Hill with my colleagues Rachel Farkas and Greg Hopper-Moore. The workshops were held in conjunction with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness at Francis Marion University. The workshops…

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