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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.

August 05, 2013

Sequestration Cuts NAEP Science Test for Urban Districts

Reading and math assessments will go on as planned for the 21 districts that participate in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment.

July 30, 2013

New $120 Million Race to Top Competition for Districts Kicks Off

The second round of Race to the Top for school districts will divide $120 million in grants among winners who submit the best ideas of improving schooling at the local level.

July 22, 2013

Impact-Aid Districts Walloped by Sequestration

A survey of 45 impact-aid districts reveals that cutting staff and delaying purchases in technology and new curricular materials were widely used strategies to cope with slashed federal spending.

July 03, 2013

Affordable Care Act Delay Means Reprieve for Districts

Districts have an additional year before federal health care legal changes go into effect.

March 15, 2013

NCLB Waiver Effort by Calif. Districts Wins State Board Backing

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.

March 11, 2013

Urban School Leaders Hear Federal Take on Early Ed., Turnarounds

Obama administration officials talk federal early-education proposals, turnarounds, NCLB waivers, and sequestration in addressing urban school leaders' annual legislative conference.

February 28, 2013

California Districts Make Bid for NCLB Waiver

A group of like-minded California districts are forging ahead to seek a waiver from mandates of NCLB after the state of California's bid to do so failed.

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