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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
Our guests discussed why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what those schools are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

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Tackling Turnaround at Shawnee High School
Education Week is following Shawnee High through its quest to move off the bottom of Kentucky’s list of low-performing schools and remake itself into a school that produces high numbers of graduates who go onto college and careers.

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Officials scramble to cut back the length of time needed for the Indiana's state assessment, amid a continued tussle over education leadership in the state.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Legislation in Congress to rewrite the law would undo key elements of the waivers in areas such as standards, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation.
February 12, 2015 - Education Week
An unlimited number of Wisconsin students could use taxpayer dollars to attend private schools in the statewide voucher program, under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed two-year budget.
February 4, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
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

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