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New school spending rules advance with emphasis on accountability




File: A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 13, 2009.
File: A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 13, 2009.
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California school districts now have marching orders on how they must spend extra state funding on their neediest students.

The State Board of Education unanimously approved the new rules yesterday. School boards and social justice groups have been debating whether the additional money could be used district-wide or whether the money needs to reach these at risk students specifically.

The California Report's Ana Tintocalis explains.