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California Education Laws

Many of the federal laws affecting education are based on broader concerns, such as civil rights and free speech. One exception is the No Child Left Behind Act, which set minimum standards for all U.S. schools and required standardized testing to help determine federal funding levels. But education is primarily controlled at the state level -- in fact, eight California school districts have received a waiver from the NCLB program. California laws and regulations also impact higher education, such as the admission standards and curriculum guidelines for community colleges and schools in the UC system. This section covers California education laws, including privacy of school records and compulsory education requirements.   

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