State Education Support

Despite investing in education data systems, California produces little information on how to provide an effective education for its students, according to a 36-study analysis by the Policy Analysis for California Education Center at Stanford University.

The study finds that the Golden State has engaged in multiple education reform initiatives in the past decade—some of which have shown benefits—but has not built capacity in the state and districts to "ensure that educators and other practitioners have the skills, information, and materials they need to put major reforms more fully into practice."