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ERIC Number: ED506741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The New Federal Education Policies: California's Challenge
Edwards, Brian; Barondess, Heather; Perry, Mary; Leichty, Julian
EdSource
This report provides an overview of the federal stimulus--also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)--and where California stands in relation to the requirements. It also looks at the thinking behind the four reform areas (teacher and administrator effectiveness; data systems; standards; and turning around low-performing schools); the metrics used to measure progress on them; and the state's initial efforts to address these new federal expectations. The report concludes with a discussion, featuring the opinions of some leaders in Sacramento and Washington, of the short- and long-term implications for California. [Note: As this report went to press, California legislators were meeting in a special session to consider measures that would improve the state's chances of winning a grant from a new federal program called "Race to the Top."]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Authoring Institution: EdSource
Identifiers - Location: California