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Third grade students work on assignments during class at Garfield Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif. The school is using funds from California's revised education spending plan to expand reading enrichment programs and to purchase new computer equipment.
—Ramin Talaie for Education Week

California's K-12 Funding Overhaul Slowly Takes Root

Districts and schools are still adjusting to the new formula, which gives them more money but pushes communities hard on student performance and how that aid is used. (December 4, 2014)

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
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January 13, 2015 - Education Week
After battles in Albany over who should have access to results of state-mandated teacher evaluations, the group given the right to see them — parents — appears to be showing little interest.
January 12, 2015 - AP
As Republicans take charge on Capitol Hill, lawmakers mull scaling back state testing under the No Child Left Behind Act—a move that would thrill some advocates and rile others.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Federal education officials have granted the state's request to delay using the test scores of English-learners in school grades until such students have been in U.S. schools for two years.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
December 19, 2014 - Education Week
States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes.
December 9, 2014 | Updated: December 17, 2014 - Education Week
Districts and schools are still adjusting to the new formula, which gives them more money but pushes communities hard on student performance and how that aid is used.
December 4, 2014 - Education Week

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