Fifteen countywide or suburban district superintendents call for a lot less testing and much more leeway for states and districts on setting and achieving goals in any new version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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February 11, 2014
August 08, 2013
Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.
August 02, 2013
A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.
July 12, 2013
California schools and districts will have to track academic achievement of students in foster care as a separate accountability subgroup.
May 01, 2013
The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.
March 29, 2013
Cleveland's schools chief says the district's comprehensive reform plan adopted last year needs a chance to turn things around before state officials step in.
March 15, 2013
California's state board expressed strong support for the effort of a group of school districts seeking a flexibility waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
February 08, 2013
A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.
May 11, 2012
The U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation's best high schools used faulty state and federal information in its calculations for at least one school, officials acknowledged.
March 19, 2012
The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.