MUST READ: under Gov. Brown, CA may request a waiver from NCLB but under its own conditions, namely, "'end the ineffective practice of over-identifying schools and districts for program improvement” — one that effectively labels them as failing. Another would be to give districts greater flexibility in how they spend federal funds. Finally, California would 'transition to a single accountability system.'”
"The recommendations that the board will consider were shaped by two meetings held on March 2 and April 17 at the Sacramento offices of WestEd, a leading research and policy organization. Participants included representatives of most major education organizations, including the California Teachers Association and the Association of California School Administrators, school district officials from San Diego to Ukiah, as well as state education officials." <–My question, why were no parents included?
California may seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind law — on its own terms | EdSource Extra!
The California Department of Education is recommending that California apply for a waiver from the most onerous conditions of the No Child Left Behind law — but not under the conditions set by the Obama administration under a waiver program it announced last fall.