"We have lost an opportunity to reform a fragmented system," says the chairwoman of the Golden State's Senate Education Committee.
Also in our Weekend State and Local News Digest: Voting Rights Act ruling reverberates in southern states; big spending on Calif. prescription drug initiative; and Sacramento’s really bright lights.
There’s a need to expand access to free pre-kindergarten programs in Minnesota. And while an earlier Dayton administration proposal to do that in a big way didn’t gain traction, the North Star State took an important step in the right direction.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: San Francisco police chief resigns; Chicago Fraternal Order of Police scrutiny; and D.C. suburb’s big fight over a swing-set.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Lead-poisoning concerns in New Jersey schools; Mississippi mayor’s sexting controversy; and world’s longest floating bridge opens in Seattle.
There have been historic changes as the Higher Education Act turns 50.
Doing the cost comparison leads to some eyeopening discoveries.
Also: Investigating county jail problems in Kansas City and Airbnb’s impacts on a small town.
Also: Iowa’s big LED streetlamp leap and Boise homelessness lawsuit’s national impact.
State officials are trying to curb the high costs of rural school systems in a state with a deep history of community identity.
Government officials see the quality of education diminishing across the country.
Also: The Sacramento Kings arena trial is starting.
New Pew research shows “a pretty striking change, in a pretty short period of time.”
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey details expenditures on public education.
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