Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.
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August 08, 2013
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.
August 05, 2013
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
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
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
Districts have an additional year before federal health care legal changes go into effect.
March 15, 2013
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
Obama administration officials talk federal early-education proposals, turnarounds, NCLB waivers, and sequestration in addressing urban school leaders' annual legislative conference.
February 28, 2013
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.