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March 24, 2014

Shortage of Principals for School Turnarounds, Urban K-12 Leaders Say

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

Large-District Superintendents Lay Out Their Vision for ESEA Renewal

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

New Standards on Tap for Food Services Staff in Proposed Federal Rules

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

Districts Get More Time to Provide New Civil Rights Data to Feds

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

School Districts in 14 States Most Vulnerable to Federal K-12 Cuts

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, pinpoints the states that lean most heavily on the federal government to fund K-12 education.

September 10, 2013

Most CORE Districts Oppose California Plan to Scrap State Tests

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

Hundreds of Districts Signal Interest in Race to Top Cash

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

NCLB Waiver in Hand, CORE Districts Move Ahead

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

Fact-Checking Arne Duncan's CORE Waiver Subgroup Claim

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

California Districts Receive Special Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.

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