Briefings & Reports

publications and resources

Briefings & Reports

  • Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH): Conditions of Youth at Age 19: Los Angeles County Report

    The current CalYOUTH Wave 2 Los Angeles County Report presents findings from the CalYOUTH Wave 2 Youth Survey, focusing on…

  • PAVING THE WAY TO EQUITY AND COHERENCE? THE LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA IN YEAR 3

    This report seeks to help policymakers and others better understand ways in which Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) implementation is…

  • The Hidden Cost of California’s Harsh School Discipline: And the Localized Economic Benefits From Suspending Fewer High School Students

    One cause of failure to graduate is being suspended from school. Perhaps this is why Republican legislators in Texas, such…

  • Two Years into CCPT: Many Challenges & Great Promise

    The California Career Pathways Trust, administered by the California Department of Education, funds new regional consortia of K–12 educators, community…

  • Supporting Principals’ Learning: Key Features of Effective Programs

    Schoolwide improvement requires strong school leadership. In response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), communities across the country are…

  • Advancing Educational Equity for Undeserved Youth: How New State Accountability Systems Can Support School Inclusion and Student Success

    States committed to promoting equity and improving outcomes for historically underserved youth can choose measures that reward schools for adopting…

  • Special Education Finance in California

    California's extensive special education system is costly and complex. By giving districts greater flexibility over special education funding, the state…

  • Teacher Leadership for 21st-century Teaching & Learning

  • Preventing Missed Opportunity: Taking Collective Action to Confront Chronic Absence

  • Strengthening Local K–12 Accountability: The Role of County Offices of Education

  • Non-Regulatory Guidance: Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care

  • Post-Secondary Outcomes of Innovative High School: The Big Picture Longitudinal Study

  • Redesigning School Accountability and Support: Progress in Pioneering States

  • Micro-credentials: Driving Teacher Learning & Leadership

  • Invest in Arts Education to Help All Student Succeed

  • Two Years of California’s Local Control Funding Formula: Time to Reaffirm the Grand Vision

  • PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians & Education

  • Education Equals Partnership Progress Report 2015

  • Many Voices, One Goal: How an Informal Foundation Collaborative Helped Make California History

  • Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California’s Local Control Funding Formula

  • Partnership for Children & Youth – Time Well Spent Report

  • Invisible Achievement Gap Report, Part 2

  • Invisible Achievement Gap Report, Part 1

  • At Greater Risk, California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College

  • Turning Dreams into Degrees: Past, Present and Future of California College Pathways

  • On Her Majesty’s School Inspection Service

  • “Many Ways Up, No Reason to Move Out”

  • CA Collaborative – Fresno-Long Beach Learning

  • The Status of the Teaching Profession 2011

  • First Look: Foster Youth Education Outcomes in Four California Counties

  • Bright Spots

  • The Premise and Promise of the California Connected by 25 Initiative

  • Peer Review: Getting Serious about Teacher Evaluation & Support

  • Deregulating School Aid in California: How Educators Allocate Flexible Tier 3 Categorical Funds: Findings from 10 School Districts, 2009-2010

    This report details how leaders in 10 California school districts responded to the deregulation of $4.5 billion in education funding.…

  • Ready to Succeed in the Classroom: Findings from Teacher Discussion Groups on their Experiences and Aspirations Teaching Students in the Foster Care System

    Although the issue of improving educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care is receiving some long-overdue attention, the…

  • A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom: An Evaluation System that Works for California

    This report, one in a series to be released by the Accomplished California Teachers (ACT) forum, examines teacher evaluation. ACT…

  • Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

    Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform has just released a paper titled “Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs…

  • Foster Care in California: Achievement and Challenges

    The share of children in the California foster care system has dropped by 45 percent since 2000. This decline far…

  • Grappling with the Gaps: Toward a Research Agenda to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care

    This paper, based on interviews conducted with 12 nationally recognized researchers and other experts in education, child welfare, and related…

  • Concern Rises Over Impact of Budget Cuts on Public Schools

    As California once again confronts a multibillion dollar budget deficit, concern has grown considerably among the state’s residents about the…

  • Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth: Outcomes at Ages 23 and 24

    The Midwest Study is a collaborative effort among the public child welfare agencies in the three participating states (Illinois, Iowa,…

  • The ABC’s of Transition and the Independent Living Program

    This manual provides a information about a wealth of resources available to foster youth as they transition to adulthood.  Published…

  • Case Study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy Focuses on the Stuart Foundation Child Welfare Program

    Striving for Transformative Change at the Stuart Foundation details efforts to create permanent lifelong connections and educational opportunities for foster…

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Manual

    This Manual focuses on obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and lawful permanent residency for children through probate court guardianships. …

  • The Status of the Teaching Profession 2009

    This report finds that California’s teacher development system is not adequately aligned with high school reforms that seek to increase…

  • Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid

    For low-income youth, financial aid is critical to college access and success, but finding out about it at the right…

  • California Connected by 25: Efforts to Address the Permanency Needs of Transitioning Foster Youth

    The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) is a collaborative effort of five foundations to improve the life prospects of…

  • Screening and Assessment for Substance Abuse Among the Child Welfare Population: Current and Promising Practices, Barriers and Options

    As part of the work program of the Child Welfare Council, Children and Family Futures was requested in December 2008…

  • The Community Schools Approach: Raising Graduation and College Going Rates

    With funding from the Stuart Foundation, the Coalition for Community Schools, in partnership with the National Association for Secondary School…

  • Washington State Child Welfare Private Nonprofit Agency Cost Study

    Washington State’s child welfare system is in the midst of profound changes in how services are delivered and funded. Key…

  • California Connected by 25: Efforts to Address Financial Competency and Asset Development Among Transitioning Foster Youth

    The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) is a collaborative effort of five foundations to improve the life prospects of…

  • Achieving Permanency: Guidelines for Expectations of County Child Welfare Staff

    This guide serves as a model for agencies in finding family permanency for children and youth. It suggests that child…

  • Strengthening California’s System for Preparing and Supporting Principals: Lessons from Exemplary Programs

    California currently has the building blocks of a strong principal preparation, recruitment and retention system, but needs the will and…

  • California Connected by 25: Efforts to Address the Housing Needs of Transitioning Foster Youth

    The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) is a collaborative effort of five foundations to improve the life prospects of…

  • The Adoption Project: Charting a Decade of Change

    The Adoption Project, formed in 1997, is an unprecedented partnership of the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court, Lost Angeles County…

  • California College Pathways Annual Report

    California College Pathways is a partnership of the California State University Office of the Chancellor, the California Community College System…

  • California Connected by 25: Efforts to Address the K-12 Educational Needs of Transitioning Foster Youth

    The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) is a collaborative effort of five foundations to improve the life prospects of…

  • Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate from College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State

    Campus support programs provide financial, academic, and other types of supports to help former foster youth succeed in college. However,…

  • California’s Teaching Force 2008: Key Issues and Trends

    There is little argument about the importance of good teaching to student achievement. The evidence is clear—the most important variable…

  • Youth Media: I Exist. I Am Visible. I Matter.

    After several years of partnership with youth media organizations, the Stuart Foundation prepared this report on youth media and our…