Most stakeholders agree that students who succeed after high school are equipped with more than the ability to read, write, and do math. The concept of deeper learning has emerged as a useful concept for describing a set of cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills critically important for students to develop. In California, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) have the potential to promote deeper learning while also encouraging local control and producing more equitable funding across districts.

Inflexion is highlighting counties, districts, and schools that have successfully leveraged LCFF and LCAPs to support initiatives that expand or reinforce deeper learning, local control, and equity. Each snapshot below concentrates on a different issue and different context. Some share promising practices in areas such as stakeholder engagement, career and technical education, and supporting English Language Learners. Others describe the impact of large-scale policy initiatives, such as the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative and the impact of including course pathways in California’s College/Career Indicator.

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