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.
Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.
The Wallace Foundation recently released a compilation of the revised principal pipeline standards developed by its six grant-recipient districts.
A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.
Reading and math assessments will go on as planned for the 21 districts that participate in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment.
A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.
An article suggests that superintendents and principals benefit most from the current pension systems in many districts.
A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.
As it barrels ahead with common-core implementation, the District of Columbia school system sees significant growth on 2013 reading and math test scores.
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.