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California once ranked among the top states in per student investment. What happened and what will it take for us to climb our way back? Join us as we trek through the surprisingly fascinating world of schools, money and California's future. ***During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're also featuring timely stories, guidance, personal experiences and strategies for navigating this health, economic and equity crisis.***From local educators, parents and district leaders to education advocates, researchers and State Capitol insiders, we explore the stories of those who have had a hand in shaping education funding and policy, and all those touched by it.

Adventures in Ed Funding California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)

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California once ranked among the top states in per student investment. What happened and what will it take for us to climb our way back? Join us as we trek through the surprisingly fascinating world of schools, money and California's future. ***During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're also featuring timely stories, guidance, personal experiences and strategies for navigating this health, economic and equity crisis.***From local educators, parents and district leaders to education advocates, researchers and State Capitol insiders, we explore the stories of those who have had a hand in shaping education funding and policy, and all those touched by it.

    Revisiting the LCFF -- A new episode from the Budgeting for Educational Equity podcast

    Revisiting the LCFF -- A new episode from the Budgeting for Educational Equity podcast

    Have you had a chance yet to check out the Budgeting for Educational Equity podcast? We're sharing the latest episode here because it delves into a subject near and dear to anyone interested in California education funding: the Local Control Funding Formula, or LCFF, which was adopted in 2013.The LCFF is regarded by many as the most significant resource equity reform the state has ever enacted. It definitely ushered in a new era of school funding for school districts. But how has the LCFF act...

    • 1 hr
    Introducing a new limited series about California schools: Budgeting for Educational Equity

    Introducing a new limited series about California schools: Budgeting for Educational Equity

    We're excited to share with you this first episode of a new limited series podcast presented in collaboration by WestEd and CASBO. It's called Budgeting for Educational Equity.About this new seriesHow can dedicated teams of educators, administrators, school business officials and entire school communities allocate resources to better meet the needs of all their students -- especially at this watershed moment when student needs have never been greater due to the pandemic and an influx of addit...

    • 24 min
    Season One Highlights

    Season One Highlights

    It has been exactly a year since we launched the Adventures in Ed Funding series. And what a year it was! In addition to our focus on school finance, we also produced additional episodes with timely information and stories to help schools and communities navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. In total, our first season included 36 shows. Here's a quick look back at just a few of the highlights during a difficult time when we've all learned so much.Note: We’re currently taking a break from production...

    • 13 min
    School District HR in the Time of COVID-19

    School District HR in the Time of COVID-19

    What has it been like for school district human resources departments during these many months of pandemic? What are key challenges faced and lessons learned from recruiting, hiring and negotiating in a virtual environment? In this episode, special guest Norma Gonzales, Assistant Superintendent of HR and Interim Associate Superintendent of Business Services in Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, helps us explore HR topics essential to school district operations.Human Resour...

    • 24 min
    Optimism with a Side of Caution: Live (Virtually) from the CASBO CBO Symposium

    Optimism with a Side of Caution: Live (Virtually) from the CASBO CBO Symposium

    The latest state budget outlook. Fiscal implications for schools. Safely reopening campuses. Tips for successful negotiations. These topics and more were on the table when school business leaders and state fiscal experts gathered remotely the week before Thanksgiving for CASBO's CBO Symposium. We can't possibly convey all the insights and information packed into those two days. But in this episode we do bring you highlights, key takeaways and a flavor for this year’s event.The Symposium coinc...

    • 37 min
    California Schools Put to the Test: COVID-19 Testing and Safely Reopening Campuses

    California Schools Put to the Test: COVID-19 Testing and Safely Reopening Campuses

    Despite the pandemic, California students are beginning to return to campuses for in-person instruction. In this episode, we connect with education leaders in San Diego and Napa counties to explore how schools in their regions are addressing key guidelines for reopening safely, including partnering with their county health departments to test employees for the COVID-19 virus.OUR GUESTS: Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Gothold was appointed County Superi...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

EBailey100 ,

Timely, Real-World Insights For School Administrators

Accessible and engaging format. Host Paul Richman has the knowledge and perspective to ask the questions that are on the minds of school leaders who are charged with navigating new, uncharted waters. A "must listen" for school administrators across California.

Michelle Eklund ,

Informative and Engaging

Adventures in Ed Funding is both informative and engaging. I enjoy listening to the inside perspective of educators, parents and Capitol insiders to hear what’s next for funding our education system. Our students our our future and they deserve an investment in their education that matches their potential.

SchoolAdmin_SoCal ,

Helpful, interesting info in a good format

As an educational administrator, I appreciate the new information & insights I’ve taken away from this show, plus there are good storytelling element to it that keeps it interesting. Especially appreciate the recent timely info related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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