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.
Recently in Fed policy and districts Category
August 27, 2014
July 30, 2014
K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.
July 21, 2014
Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.
June 30, 2014
The National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals said they support many of the provisions included in the draft of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The changes, they said, made positive strides towards supporting principals and improving the nation's education system.
May 30, 2014
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that sequestration cuts to Title I and Impact Aid forced some districts to reduce specialists, increase class sizes, reduce professional development, and delay technology upgrades.
May 29, 2014
Education Department officials flagged problem areas for the seven districts participating in the No Child Left Behind Act waiver, including delays and changes to strategies aimed at the lowest-achieving schools.
March 24, 2014
School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.
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.