The October report, from the Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools, was used as support for a jobs bill sponsored by the Obama administration.
The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.
The money would be spent on a pilot program to develop computer-based tests and search some test sheets for suspicious erasures.
The board's 2009 decision to eliminate a school assignment policy based on socioeconomic diversity was a major issue in the Tuesday election.
The Los Angeles school district agrees to set up a new master plan for English-language learners and provide more resources for African-American students in resolving a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.
Mesquite Independent School District was recognized for rising test scores.
Both political factions on the board appear to like a "controlled choice" plan that would give parents options on where their children could attend school.
The governor cut the salaries of the state's 44 regional superintendents, who provide support services to school districts throughout the state, calling them an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.
During the federal government's second national bullying conference, students and members of the administration shared haunting stories of bullying gone unchecked.
The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.