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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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While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
A series of broad policy changes to the E-rate will bring billions of dollars in increased funding and a greater focus on high-speed wireless technologies to schools and libraries.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
The rollout of new federal money to states, along with private-sector and philanthropic commitments, is welcomed as adding momentum to the push for even bigger investment.
December 22, 2014 - Education Week
Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application.
December 18, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts.
December 17, 2014 - Education Week
Policy debates over immigration and tax extensions draw more attention as the lame-duck 113th Congress works to tie up fiscal loose ends to keep government agencies running.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Lawmakers and governors—new and re-elected—are likely to turn their attention to standards, testing, funding, and school choice when the curtain rises on the 2015 legislative season.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is retooling the way it provides technical assistance to states on complex issues involving students with disabilities.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week

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