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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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Schools and districts are looking for ways to do more with less when it comes to technology. This Spotlight explores how information technology professionals and educators can rise to the challenge.

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Guilford County schools and Amplify have shared the costs of getting a failed educational technology initiative back on track this school year.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Advocates predict this month's endorsement from the Boston teachers' union will spur more districts to extend the school day.
January 27, 2015 | Updated: January 30, 2015 - Education Week
Gov. Sam Brownback's proposed budget represents about a $127.4 million cut in schools' regular K-12 operating funds from this fiscal year to next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.
January 21, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune
High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
A state-appointed receiver for the York, Pa., school system plans to tap a for-profit charter network to run the district's eight schools.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week

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