April 22, 2014 – Although county offices of education are required to provide guidance and accountability for district plans under the Local Control Funding Formula, most of them are only going to be looking for technical compliance in this first year (EdSource). »
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April 15, 2014 – L.A. union presidential candidates share how they would spend Local Control Funding Formula funds; E4E-Los Angeles member Bianca Sanchez and Education Trust-West Executive Director Arun Ramanathan also weigh in (Huffington Post). »
April 14, 2014 – Students taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium field test said they understood how the assessment was different than the previous state tests, and why the new tests might be an improvement (EdSource). »