The state seeks to include students with disabilities in funding for high-needs students.
Districts required to meet participation rates and tell parents they can opt out.
The state has already adopted many of the reforms in the new federal law.
California has a plan and timetable to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The federal government grants a waiver from the last vestige of No Child Left Behind.
Advocates lay out their recommendations for ensuring equity.
But civil rights advocates urge clarity and guidance, not just flexibility.
California officials are requesting maximum flexibility under the new federal law.
The state board is leaning toward a measurement "dashboard."
The legislation is based on political compromise, not hard data.
High school juniors who opted out didn't significantly lower state's total.