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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria's Budget Reforms: Lessons From U.S. Congressional Budget OfficeNigeria's Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo signed the nation's Appropriations Bi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 minutes ago
Nigeria's Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo signed the nation's Appropriations Bill into Law on June 12, 2017, well over five months into the 2017 financial year. What this means is that for over five months, the government was spending funds that were... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Senate Is Reviewing NHIs Act for Affordable, Quality Health Care - TejuosoThe chairman, Senate committee on Health Sen. Lanre Tejuoso says the Senate is
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
The chairman, Senate committee on Health Sen. Lanre Tejuoso says the Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to make healthcare delivery affordable in the country. Tejuoso made this known at the opening of a two-day... Read more
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The News & Observer
This NC community is getting state money for its downtown. But where is downtown?Cleveland in Johnston County gets state money for downtown | News & Observer F
The News & Observer / Posted 16 hours ago
Cleveland in Johnston County gets state money for downtown | News & Observer From left, Eli Standley, 5, Lila Grace, 8, and Carden Pittman, 9, play catch in front of Cleveland Road in the unincorporated Cleveland community in western Johnston... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Sindh cabinet rejected the objections on proposed Sindh Accountability BillKARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Saturday rejected the objections on the proposed
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted yesterday
KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Saturday rejected the objections on the proposed Sindh Accountability Bill 2017 by Sindh Governor Zubair Umar and approved the draft and sent the bill to the provincial assembly for approval. The cabinet meeting, which... Read more
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The Hindu
The saga of Sri Lanka’s new ConstitutionSpeaking at a book launch last week, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said t
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Speaking at a book launch last week, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the draft of Sri Lanka’s new Constitution would be ready by January 2018, yet again shifting the deadline for the challenging task his government took up after coming to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Church leaders call for urgent response to domestic violenceAustralian church leaders call for urgent response to domestic violence Austra
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Australian church leaders call for urgent response to domestic violence Australian church leaders are calling on Christian communities to urgently respond to women who are being abused in their congregations, with the most senior Anglican cleric in... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Final candidate list for Pender County The Pender County Board of Elections released its final candidate list Friday
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
The Pender County Board of Elections released its final candidate list Friday afternoon. The Pender County Board of Elections released its final candidate list Friday... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
R2K Submission to Parliament On the Funding of Political PartiesIn this submission, the Right2Know Campaign calls for regulations to ensure ful
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
In this submission, the Right2Know Campaign calls for regulations to ensure full transparency in the funding and finances of South Africa's political parties, and to ensure a healthy multi-party democracy. South Africa's electoral democracy runs on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
March of 1,500+ Students Prevented From Entering KhartoumSheikh El Yagout — Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS)
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Sheikh El Yagout — Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) prevented a protest march by more than 1,500 Darfuri students - who resigned en masse from the University of Bakht El Rida in El Duweim in White Nile state - from entering... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Committee to mull primary vote clauseMeechai Ruchupan, the junta-appointed head of the Constitution Drafting Committ
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
Meechai Ruchupan, the junta-appointed head of the Constitution Drafting Committee has appeared at the regime's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to defend the bill to require political parties to hold primary elections. (Bangkok Post file... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Government Responsibility Is to Lift Citizens Out of Poverty'Niyi Bello, Gregory Austin Nwakunor and Kehinde Olatunji Senator Gbenga Ashafa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Niyi Bello, Gregory Austin Nwakunor and Kehinde Olatunji Senator Gbenga Ashafa represents Lagos East senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upper chamber of the National Assembly since 2011 to date. He... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Football Symposium - Opening Speech By CAF PresidentSamoura, Secretary General of FIFA, Ladies and gentlemen of the FIFA Council
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA, Ladies and gentlemen of the FIFA Council - Ladies and gentlemen of the CAF Executive Committee - Ladies and gentlemen representing FIFA and related Confederations, - Ladies and gentlemen of the diplomatic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Approves National Social Protection, Oil, Employment PoliciesThe Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Social Protection P
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Social Protection Policy to enhance social justice, equity and all inclusive growth in the country. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, made this known... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
DA says it will not allow Aguma to escape accountability for SABC’s demiseThe Democratic Alliance says the resignation of the SABC’s suspended acting CEO
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
The Democratic Alliance says the resignation of the SABC’s suspended acting CEO James Aguma won’t let him off the hook while the Pan Africanist Congress says it finds the resignation “suspicious and questionable”. The Democratic Alliance says the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SABC's Aguma Resignation Won't Let Him Off the HookThe DA welcomes the resignation of the SABC's suspended chief executive, James
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The DA welcomes the resignation of the SABC's suspended chief executive, James Aguma. However, Aguma's decision to resign instead of facing a disciplinary hearing does not mean he is going to be let off the hook for his part in the institutional... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Lawyers associations to hold countrywide strike for PM resignationLAHORE: Looking to mount pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down f
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
LAHORE: Looking to mount pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down from office in the light of findings in the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report in the Panama Papers case, several of the country’s top lawyers’ associations, including... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Bangladesh Accord extended three years – worker protections strengthened, proponents promote an “alternative to standard CSR programs”Two global unions, four labor rights organizations and 23 apparel brands and re
ScienceBlogs / Posted 6 days ago
Two global unions, four labor rights organizations and 23 apparel brands and retailers agreed in late June to amend and extend the ground-breaking Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that has led to safer working conditions for 4 million... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Presidency Underestimated "Anti-Corruption" Elements in the Senate'Legal Education in Nigeria, has witnessed its fair share of challenges, includi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Legal Education in Nigeria, has witnessed its fair share of challenges, including understaffing, accreditation, dearth of adequate publications and overstretched facilities. Despite these obvious challenges, many Law Faculties in the Nigerian... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Valley assemblyman Eduardo Garcia pushes "cap-and-trade" extension opposed by business leadersSACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 10 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown warned of a California ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state's signature program to fight climate change. The urgency of Brown's pitch comes as he scrambles to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speaker Conniving With SABC Inquiry Liars Seeking to Avoid ProsecutionIn response to my statement accusing the Acting Secretary to Parliament of comp
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
In response to my statement accusing the Acting Secretary to Parliament of complicity in keeping the report into those who lied during the SABC Inquiry under wraps, the Speaker of the National Assembly has revealed the lengths to which she is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Parliament Deserves a Better Speaker' - DA Deputy Chief WhipThe to and fro between Speaker Baleka Mbete and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The to and fro between Speaker Baleka Mbete and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on the report on individuals who misled Parliament during the ad hoc committee on the SABC board continued on Friday with DA deputy chief whip Mike Waters saying "Parliament... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Parliament Wants Munodawafa CensuredThe Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) has moved a moti
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) has moved a motion to censure former Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development permanent secretary, Munesushe Munodawafa, for failing to comply with the Public Finance... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Parliament deserves a better Speaker' - DA deputy chief whip(Liza van Deventer, Netwerk24) Cape Town - The to and fro between Speaker Bale
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
(Liza van Deventer, Netwerk24) Cape Town - The to and fro between Speaker Baleka Mbete and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on the report on individuals who misled Parliament during the ad hoc committee on the SABC board continued on Friday with DA... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tempers flare over SABC reportThe ad hoc committee found that, in many instances, the evidence provided by wi
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
The ad hoc committee found that, in many instances, the evidence provided by witnesses was contradictory. It then recommended that the evidence leader should analyse the testimonies and that Parliament’s legal services should make appropriate... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Lawmakers ‘lack the courage’ to stop police shootings, civil rights groups sayCivil rights activists on Tuesday demanded that California take more aggressive
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
Civil rights activists on Tuesday demanded that California take more aggressive action to combat police shootings of African-Americans and other minorities. Frustrated by what they say has been an overly cautious response to a pressing problem,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Police body-cam bill passes legislative committeein California would be forced to release body camera footage in use-of-force in
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
in California would be forced to release body camera footage in use-of-force incidents and other cases of public concern under a bill by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, that passed a legislative committee Tuesday. The bill would... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
State Officials - Including President - to Take Salary CutsSalaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Sarah Serem at a press briefin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Sarah Serem at a press briefing on State officers’ salaries at the commission’s offices in Nairobi on July 10, 2017. MPs were on Monday hit hardest by the salaries commission, which slashed the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerians Agitating for Restructuring Because of Lack of Transparency - DogaraThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that curre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that current agitation by some Nigerians for the restructuring of the country was because of lack of transparency and accountability in the management of issues affecting the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How an ambitious pharmacy safety effort became a bill to set up a task forceFollowing a Tribune investigation that found pharmacists frequently dispensed d
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
Following a Tribune investigation that found pharmacists frequently dispensed dangerous drug combinations after rushing through or skipping required safety reviews, she crafted legislation designed to ensure that safety was a top priority in Illinois... Read more
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iol.co.za
Opposition pushes for release of SABC report“Ultimately, at the appropriate time, it will be referred to the portfolio comm
iol.co.za / Posted 17 days ago
“Ultimately, at the appropriate time, it will be referred to the portfolio committee to be handled in line with the rules of Parliament.” Opposition parties have demanded that Speaker Baleka Mbete table the report. Legal services handed the report... Read more
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Salon.com
America is suffering from a plague of deadly, unaccountable and racist police violenceThis article originally appeared on A year ago on July 5, Alton Sterling was w
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
This article originally appeared on A year ago on July 5, Alton Sterling was wrestled to the ground by two police officers. Moments later, he was shot and killed. The next day, Philando Castile was fatally shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez during a... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Criminal justice chief Brendan McGuigan calls for devolution to be restored Brendan McGuigan wants to see the return of a local minister supported by "an
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
Brendan McGuigan wants to see the return of a local minister supported by "an intrusive, well-informed Justice Committee" Criminal justice chief Brendan McGuigan calls for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Court Orders FG to Name Officials Who Have Returned Looted FundsBy Tobi Soniyi, Omololu Ogunmade and James Emejo A Federal High Court in Lagos
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
By Tobi Soniyi, Omololu Ogunmade and James Emejo A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the federal government to immediately release to Nigerians information on the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds have been... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Saffo to run for re-election as Mayor of WilmingtonBREAKING Bill Saffo plans to seek another term as Mayor of Wilmington. (Source
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 18 days ago
BREAKING Bill Saffo plans to seek another term as Mayor of Wilmington. (Source: City of Wilmington) Bill Saffo plans to run for re-election for a... Read more
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The Morning Call
New Jersey open for business after budget dealTRENTON - The government shutdown in New Jersey is over. Lawmakers in Trenton
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
TRENTON - The government shutdown in New Jersey is over. Lawmakers in Trenton late Monday broke through the impasse that had kept them from adopting the state budget, triggered the shutdown over the weekend, and frayed tempers among the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dissecting ICC Membership ConundrumZambia held public hearings from March 27, this year, to get views from the cit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Zambia held public hearings from March 27, this year, to get views from the citizens on the country's membership to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This was following a resolution made at the African Union (AU) Summit to urge member states... Read more
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Philly.com
Black Lives balks as N.J. lawmaker wants to legislate 'The Talk'A bill passed unanimously last month by the New Jersey Assembly that would requ
Philly.com / Posted 21 days ago
A bill passed unanimously last month by the New Jersey Assembly that would require schools to teach young people how to properly interact with police and avert confrontations mirrors “The Talk” that many African Americans say they often have with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Command Agriculture Fiasco - 'Counry's Own Version of State Capture'Opposition politician Tendai Biti (file photo). Finance minister Patrick China
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Opposition politician Tendai Biti (file photo). Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week came out guns blazing as he tried to defend government's controversial command agriculture programme after The Standard revealed that a scandal could be... Read more
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NJ Biz
Grapevine Analysis: From $300 million to a reserve capThe issue that has shut down New Jersey's state government for more than 36 hou
NJ Biz / Posted 22 days ago
The issue that has shut down New Jersey's state government for more than 36 hours, and stalled a $35 million budget in the Legislature, has already been resolved in more than half the states in the country. Setting a reserve cap for the Blue Cross... Read more
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The Border Mail
Reflections on Canberra: the voices of young Ballarat leadersLeaders' Forum delves into democracy and what it means to lead. Leaders Forum
The Border Mail / Posted 24 days ago
Leaders' Forum delves into democracy and what it means to lead. Leaders Forum is Leadership Ballarat & Western Region’s year-long experiential learning and development program. This year’s 27 participants recently spent three days in Canberra to... Read more
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The Courier
Reflections on Canberra: the voices of young Ballarat leadersLeaders' Forum delves into democracy and what it means to lead. Leaders Forum
The Courier / Posted 24 days ago
Leaders' Forum delves into democracy and what it means to lead. Leaders Forum is Leadership Ballarat & Western Region’s year-long experiential learning and development program. This year’s 27 participants recently spent three days in Canberra to... Read more
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Canberra Times
Pussycats and footpads prefer watchdogs on short chainCorrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an A
Canberra Times / Posted 24 days ago
Corrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an ACT parliamentary committee goes along with the views of the interest groups who would be most affected by an effective watchdog of government integrity. In the first... Read more
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The Age
Pussycats and footpads prefer watchdogs on short chainCorrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an A
The Age / Posted 24 days ago
Corrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an ACT parliamentary committee goes along with the views of the interest groups who would be most affected by an effective watchdog of government integrity. In the first... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Pussycats and footpads prefer watchdogs on short chainCorrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an A
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Corrupt ACT officials and politicians can sleep fairly soundly at night if an ACT parliamentary committee goes along with the views of the interest groups who would be most affected by an effective watchdog of government integrity. In the first... Read more
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Breitbart
Pinkerton: Five Takeaways from the Senate’s Stalled Effort to Undo ObamacareSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay his chamber’s vote o
Breitbart / Posted 26 days ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay his chamber’s vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)—that being the Senate’s companion bill to the House’s repeal-and-replace bill—caused shock waves in Washington. Here are five... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
SANDAG Reform Bill Wins Backing Of San Diego City CouncilSan Diego City Council members on Tuesday voted narrowly to support a bill in t
KPBS San Diego / Posted 27 days ago
San Diego City Council members on Tuesday voted narrowly to support a bill in the state legislature that would make changes to the county's transportation agencies. AB 805, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, passed the Assembly last... Read more
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NJ.com
You may soon be protected from those surprise out-of-network medical billsTRENTON -- A state Senate committee Monday approved a long-awaited bill to prot
NJ.com / Posted 27 days ago
TRENTON -- A state Senate committee Monday approved a long-awaited bill to protect thousands of New Jersey residents who get socked every year by surprise medical bills from doctors or hospitals they did not know were outside their insurance... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speaker Kadaga Orders Finance Minister Kasaija ProbeKampala — Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has ordered Parliament's Committee on Rules to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Kampala — Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has ordered Parliament's Committee on Rules to investigate Finance minister Matia Kasaija over contempt of Parliament in what seems to be an escalating fallout between the ministry and the national assembly. Ms... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
He lost his race last year. Now he’s going after seven RepublicansFrom his hundred-year-old farmhouse and apiary in Turlock, former Democratic co
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 28 days ago
From his hundred-year-old farmhouse and apiary in Turlock, former Democratic congressional candidate Michael Eggman has been abuzz with election plans. He’s announcing today the creation of Red to Blue California – a new political action committee... Read more
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The Mercury News
Is California’s big investment in needy students paying off? Few signs yet that achievement gap is closingCalifornia’s new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billion
The Mercury News / Posted 30 days ago
California’s new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billions of extra dollars into struggling schools, but there’s little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most disadvantaged students. A CALmatters analysis of the... Read more
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