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Planning Documents

Early Childhood Initiative Plan (2001)
City of Santa Monica Early Childhood Iniative Plan.pdf

Childcare Policy  (1991) 
City of Santa Monica ChildCare Policy June, 1991.pdf

City of Santa Monica Human Services (All Planning Documents are listed there.)
http://www.santa-monica.org/hsd/plans_guides.htm#Kids in SM


These very interesting and compelling slides are from a presentation I attended at the January 2011 Community Colleges League of California Legislative Conference. The slides were presented by keynote speakers Dewayne Matthews, Vice President for Policy and Strategy of the Lumina Foundation for Education.
http://www.ccleague.org/files/public/LegConf/Matthews.pdf
California Schools Lag Behind Other States

California's public school system, a national leader 30 years ago, now lags behind on almost every objective measurement of student achievement, funding, teacher qualifications and school facilities.

News Release:
http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG186/

Download Full Document (PDF)
www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2004/RAND_MG186.pdf
Download Summary (PDF)
www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2004/RAND_MG186.sum.pdf

RAND Education Research:
www.rand.org/research_areas/education/index.html


RAND Study on The Economics of Investing in Universal Preschool Education in California
http://rand.org/publications/MG/MG349/index.html