The small Tehachapi, Calif., school district violated federal discrimination and harassment laws, the federal departments of Justice and Education said Friday.
Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts said a new educational authority should allow schools to come up with new ways of improving student learning.
Continued weakness in state and local funding will leave districts continuing to struggle, according to a survey from the Center for Educational Policy.
Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.
Former President Bill Clinton urged educators at charter schools today to continue to lead the nation in taking risks to improve public institutions.
The Washington-based think tank Education Sector explores the movement among schools to autonomous management.
The Educational Achievement System is designed to give autonomy to struggling schools.
His rural district expects to lose funding under a newly-adopted school funding formula.
The law prevents colleges and universities from penalizing students based on the accreditation status of their high schools.
An administrator in the district has volunteered his sheep herd for duty.