California Institute for School Improvement

Overview Tina Murdoch

California Institute for School Improvement

The California Institute for School Improvement (CISI) provides education leaders at the school and district level with the accurate, unbiased, up-to-date policy and research information impacting the day-to-day work of schools. CISI supports superintendents, principals, and curriculum and instructional leaders through monthly policy and research resource digests, annual workshops, and more. Currently, CISI services many school districts and county offices across California.


About & History

Key Topics

  • Common Core State Standards and Assessment
  • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)
  • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • Current Education Research

Membership Information

Benefits of CISI Membership

  • Regular updates through the CISI E-Bulletins apprising members of ongoing policy developments, compiling education resources, and synthesizing relevant research.
  • Free admission for three individuals to the CISI Workshops, which provide an overview of important policy changes. Plus, discounted rates for individuals beyond the first three attendees.
  • Annual resource guide containing an overview of policy development and research in education in California.


CISI provides E-Bulletins as a service to members by email. Here you will find recent and archived E-Bulletins.


CISI Workshops & Resources

Your portal for policy updates, research syntheses, and events from CISI.