Developer fees for school building OK’d, impacts abound

(Calif.) The state panel charged with overseeing school construction funding gave the green light to districts last week to level maximum fees on housing developers – the first time this step has been taken since the program was created 30 years ago.

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ESSA regs point to new conflict over federal accountability role

(District of Columbia) Newly proposed regulations governing implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act would require states to adopt strategies for supporting low-performing schools from a long list of interventions not contemplated in the law itself.

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