Gov. OKs school bill required by U.S.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that lifts a legal ban on using the results of student achievement tests to evaluate teachers.

This move allows the state to apply for $4.5 billion under the federal Race to the Top program.

However, more legislation is needed, so Schwarzenegger called for a special session this fall.

California must approve other reforms, including removing a cap on the number of charter schools and improving poorly performing local schools.

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