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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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Tensions continue to flare in the protracted legal battle over school funding in Washington, which has pitted the state's highest court against the legislature for more than two years.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week
Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Most states are feeling a modest funding lift, experts on education finance say, but revenue streams remain unstable.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
A shakeup at StudentsFirst puts the spotlight on similar organizations as they look to balance their broader profiles with local advocacy and coalition building.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
The new budget gives teachers an average increase of 7 percent in the coming year, but radically revamps the existing salary schedule in a way some veterans don’t like.
August 13, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Three reports highlight differences in how much districts spend, what they get in return, and how government policies exacerbate disparities.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
In a year when 46 states will hold legislative elections and 36 will select governors, state lawmakers pushed ahead on education priorities such as pre-K, teacher evaluations, and funding formulas.
August 4, 2014 - Education Week

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