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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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With their legislative sessions in full swing and governors laying out their budget priorities, early-childhood education takes center stage.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
A new organization is examining the needs of rural schools and students, who number in the millions but are frequently overlooked by American policymakers and researchers, Paul T. Hill says.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
January 31, 2014 - Education Week
States and districts getting School Improvement Grant aid could receive greater flexibility under language included in the federal spending measure.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 3 could end up as big beneficiaries of the $1 billion in early-education aid in the recently passed federal spending measure.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Chambers of commerce in a growing number of states are defending the common core against vocal opposition to the standards from some of their traditional Republican allies.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Funding for prekindergarten should be tied to students, not programs, in order to encourage innovation and prevent wasteful spending, write Ben Zimmer and Daniella Rohr.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
School districts find that costs and savings from blended learning vary by factors such as the size of the school system and the technology required.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
Since the War on Poverty, the average gap in per-pupil spending between two states grew by 256 percent, an Education Week analysis finds.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week

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