No Child Left Behind waivers put standards back under local control
150 150 Matthew Grant Anson

Much as the districts’ appeal to the Department of Education was done jointly, the new system for the eight districts will also be executed in tandem.

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GPAA: Elected leaders throw weight behind measure
150 150 John Guenther

Elected leaders throughout California say the California Forward Action Fund’s Government Performance and Accountability Act (GPAA) – based on the framework developed by California Forward – is essential to breaking down silos, holding elected leaders accountable to voters, and allowing agencies to collaborate.

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The ABCs of public accountability
150 150 Sandra Sternberg

Perhaps not surprisingly, the state of California announced this week it is $705 million short of first quarter revenue estimates, meaning so-called “trigger cuts” to the budget will go into effect. The only glimmer of hope – though dim – is word that school districts and Cal State and UC campuses have already been making plans to cover the automatic cuts triggered by this shortfall.

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