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August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

August 04, 2015

Ohio School Districts Band Together To Demand More Local Control

About 40 Ohio school districts formed an advocacy group to push back against an "avalanche" of federal and state policies.

July 15, 2015

A Decade After Katrina, Children Remain Vulnerable in Disaster Response

A report by Save the Children finds that most of the recommendations made after Hurricane Katrina to protect children in disasters have not been followed.

May 01, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' To Spin Off From White House as Independent Nonprofit

The My Brother's Keeper program, focused on improving education and career opportunities for males of color, has been a centerpiece of President Obama's second term.

March 17, 2015

President Obama and Urban School Leaders Discuss NCLB and Budget

After meeting with leaders from a dozen of the nation's largest school districts, the president also said there would be a "major debate" if a Republican budget did not reflect investment in the programs that are leading to improvements in urban schools.

March 04, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Advocate for D.C. Schools Voucher Program

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

February 03, 2015

ACLU Protests Mentoring Program for Boys in Kansas District

The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.

September 15, 2014

California Districts Get Extended NCLB Waiver, But With 'High-Risk' Status

The seven districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have work to do on their accountability system as well as teacher and principal evaluation guidelines.

August 27, 2014

School Districts Praise Ed. Secretary for Recognizing Over-Reliance on Testing

The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.

July 30, 2014

Why Do the Lawsuits Against Obamacare Matter to School Districts?

K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.

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