Sacramento City Unified won’t renew NCLB waiver
LA School Report | April 10, 2014
Faced with intense opposition from teachers, Sacramento City Unified announced Wednesday it would not join other California districts in reapplying for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Its defection leaves seven of eight districts seeking to extend a waiver from the federal accountability law through the California Office to Reform Education, a nonprofit that they formed. The waiver they got last year was the first for school districts, as opposed to a state department of education.
The CORE districts applied because California was one of only four states that either didn’t seek a waiver or had its request rejected.
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