First Bell: August 6, 2014

CALIFORNIA’S SCHOOL-FUNDING SYSTEM
California’s new weighted student funding system has reached the one-year mark—and there are some lessons to be learned. (Hechinger Report)

LOUISIANA VOUCHERS
A federal judge reaffirmed his order that the state of Louisiana must give the federal government student data on its school-voucher program. (School Law)

TEACHER CREDENTIALS
A study finds that many of Illinois’s teachers lack the proper credentials to teach their subjects. (Chicago Tribune)

HEAD START AT 50
As Head Start approaches its fifty-year anniversary, the program will undergo some seismic changes. (Education Week)

FORDHAM IN THE NEWS
Education Week: “U.S. Reviews of Standards, Tests Enter New Phase
Get Schooled: “In DeKalb, millions went to attorneys while students did without. Overspending tab: $32 million

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