New Report Documents How Two CA Districts Are Using LCFF to Better Serve ELLs

When then-Governor Jerry Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) into law in 2013, California’s leaders were hopeful that this legislation would set high expectations for flexibility, transparency, and equity within school districts. In a new report, “English Language Learners and the Local Control Funding Formula: Implementation Challenges and Successes from Two District Cases,” […]

Pivot Learning Acquires Consortium On Reaching Excellence In Education Inc. (CORE)

PIVOT LEARNING ACQUIRES CONSORTIUM ON REACHING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, INC. (CORE) THROUGH A GENEROUS GIFT FROM OWNERS Oakland, CA – On May 22, 2017, the Pivot Learning Board of Directors approved the acquisition of the Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education, Inc. (CORE) through a generous gift from the founder and owner Bill Honig, as […]

PIVOT LEARNING LAUNCHES “BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL” WITH PIONEERING DISTRICTS AND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS TO TRANSFORM THE SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

  Pivot Learning joins Oceanside Unified, Monterey Unified, and Bonsall Unified, along with the Linked Learning Alliance, to rethink and redesign the 6-12 school experience.    Oakland, CA – Pivot Learning is proud to announce the launch of the Beyond High School Initiative to transform the secondary school experience in order to ensure that all […]

Pivot Learning and EdReports.org Team Up to Help CA Districts Select the Best Instructional Materials for Their Students

California educators know that curriculum and instructional materials can have a large impact on what and how well students learn. Quality instructional materials must be aligned to national and California content standards and meet the specific needs of districts and charters. In Pivot’s work with dozens of districts throughout California, we have found that teachers […]

PIVOT LEARNING AND EDREPORTS.ORG LAUNCH THE CALIFORNIA CURRICULUM COLLABORATIVE, A NEW RESOURCE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ADOPTION

  Oakland, CA – Today, February 7th, 2017, Pivot Learning, an Oakland-based nonprofit supporting dozens of CA school districts to improve college and career readiness, launched the California Curriculum Collaborative in partnership with EdReports.org, a national nonprofit providing rigorous evidence-based reviews of K-12 instructional materials. Calcurriculum.org offers free independent analysis of K-12 Math and English […]

PIVOT LEARNING’S SMARTER SCHOOL SPENDING APPROACH IDENTIFIES MILLIONS IN SAVINGS AND NEW REVENUE FOR FIVE CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS

Sacramento, CA – On Friday, January 27, 2017, Pivot Learning, an Oakland based non-profit, presented the first-year results of the California Smarter School Spending initiative at the annual Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Research and Policy Conference. The Smarter School Spending model is an innovative approach to district budgeting that helps districts and charters […]

Allovue and Pivot Learning Partner to Improve Strategic Budgeting Processes for School Districts

Baltimore, MD – Today, Allovue, a growing force in education technology, and Pivot Learning, a California-based education professional services leader, announced a partnership to revolutionize strategic budgeting and goal-tracking for school districts. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allovue and Pivot are working with pilot districts in California to automate their financial data […]

Pivot Learning Partners and Five Districts Partner to Transform Budgeting and LCAP Development in California

Oakland, CA – Today, Pivot Learning Partners announced a statewide pilot program, called the California Smarter School Spending Project, to transform instructional planning, district budgeting, and LCAP development. Over the course of the next year, with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pivot will work closely with leadership in five pioneering California […]

Pivot Learning Partners Launches the Rural Professional Learning Network, Covering Major Gaps in Professional Support for Rural Educators

Oakland, CA – Today, Pivot Learning Partners launched the Rural Professional Learning Network (RPLN) with support from the S.H. Cowell Foundation and the California Education Policy Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Rural Professional Learning Network is a new initiative geared toward helping school districts in remote areas with implementation of the […]