School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.
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March 24, 2014
February 11, 2014
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.
February 05, 2014
The rules would set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
December 05, 2013
Officials in the U.S. Department of Education agree to slow down their expansion of civil-rights data collection after a slew of complaints from school districts.
November 21, 2013
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, pinpoints the states that lean most heavily on the federal government to fund K-12 education.
September 10, 2013
District leaders in California object to a measure that would dramatically scale back the number of students who are tested in English/language arts and math next spring.
August 29, 2013
More than 400 districts and charter school organizations have said they want to compete for their share of $120 million to support their vision for local school improvement.
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 07, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the special waiver for eight districts would hold schools accountable for tens of thousands of additional students, including English-learners and students with disabilities.
August 06, 2013
Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.