The legislation is based on political compromise, not hard data.
High school juniors who opted out didn't significantly lower state's total.
California likely to see a slight increase in federal funds.
The state board wants to avoid the problems encountered with the Common Core.
Federal law follows what California has already done for foster youth.
The new law takes effect in the 2017-18 school year.
The president's approval will end the No Child Left Behind Act.
The bill makes permanent a grant program for early education.
The Every Student Succeeds Act curbs the federal role in dictating school improvement.