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Principal Debora Marks, far right, leads students at Corona-Norco Unified’s Louis VanderMolen Fundamental Elementary in the “cha cha slide” on July 11 to energize the school for the day ahead. The school has benefitted from a new state funding structure intended to leverage education dollars for high-need students.
—William Diepenbrock/Hechinger Report

Amid Bumps, New School Funding System Rolls Out in California

Despite frustrations, the state's new school funding structure is winning praise for providing more money and spending autonomy for schools serving needy students. (August 8, 2014)

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Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
The district's decision echoes other actions by states and school boards to control personnel costs and rein in the political influence of public-employee unions.
October 27, 2014 - Education Week
In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the two national teachers' unions are among those pouring campaign funds into pivotal contests with implications for education policy.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
A Connecticut official shares that state's experience--and lessons learned--from its participation in the multibillion-dollar School Improvement Grant Program.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are both pledging greater financial support for schools in their close election contest.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Depending on which party takes control of the chamber, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is seen as most likely to helm the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week

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