Education

A New Plan for a New Economy: Reimagining Higher Education

Report #218, October 2013
In a study released today, “A New Plan for a New Economy: Reimagining Higher Education,” the Little Hoover Commission calls for a new master plan for higher education that addresses both the state’s need to substantially increase the number...

Serving Students, Serving California: Updating the California Community Colleges to Meet Evolving Demands

Report #210, February 2012
The Little Hoover Commission on Tuesday urged the Governor and the Legislature to refocus the mission of the community colleges to align policies and resources around fostering student achievement in three core areas: basic skills education, career...

Smarter Choices, Better Education: Improving California Charter Schools

Report #202, November 2010
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the Governor and the Legislature to take important corrective steps to improve the charter school authorization process and promote the use of performance contracts to help ensure that all California students...

Educational Governance & Accountability: Taking the Next Step

Report #191, May 2008
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the governor and the Legislature to clear the way for a next-generation accountability system that recognizes that the majority of California schools will be identified as failing under the federal No...

Career Technical Education: Creating Options for High School Success

Report #189, November 2007
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the governor and the Legislature to create and implement a strategy for career technical education that evaluates, expands and replicates proven programs in school districts that demonstrate they can support...

The State Allocation Board: Improving Transparency and Structure

Report #188, August 2007
The Little Hoover Commission on Thursday urged the state to reform the governance structure of the State Allocation Board to enhance its transparency, accountability and independence. The Commission conducted the review of the governance structure...

Teach Our Children Well

Report #160, September 2001
As students return from summer vacation, the Little Hoover Commission urged the Governor and the Legislature on Wednesday to further improve efforts to help schools attract and retain high-quality teachers. More than 6 million students attend...

To Build A Better School

Report #153, February 2000