Reviews how California's Williams Settlement Agreement and its subsequent legislation, together with action from parents and community members, teachers, school administrators, and school officials altered the state's educational landscape during the first year of implementation. The first section provides a general summary of the case and the Settlement Legislation, breaking down the approximately $1 billion in new funds and describing how the new legal standards for instructional materials, school facilities, and teachers apply to all public schools. The facilities section explains how the new good repair and emergency facilities needs standards were developed through regulations and how the overlapping accountability systems in this area improved school facility conditions around the state.
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