No Child Left Behind http://kvpr.org en Fresno and Sanger School Districts Get 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-and-sanger-school-districts-get-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>Two Valley school districts – Fresno Unified and Sanger Unified – were granted a one-year waiver from requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act today by the U.S. Department of Education. The move will allow school officials to introduce their own plans for a new statewide curriculum and avoid costly penalties under the law.</p><p>The districts were among eight in California to receive the waiver, and are all members of a coalition called the <a href="http://coredistricts.org/">California Office to Reform Education</a>, or CORE.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:25:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 19595 at http://kvpr.org Fresno and Sanger School Districts Get 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Nine California School Superintendents Lobby for No Child Left Behind Waiver http://kvpr.org/post/nine-california-school-superintendents-lobby-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p class="p1">Education officials from nine California school districts are lobbying the US Department of Education this week in Washington, DC for waivers to the “No Child Left Behind” Act. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p5">The superintendents represent a good chunk of the state’s population. They’re making the case that the “No Child Left Behind Act’s” focus on boosting test scores leaves instructors too little time to teach skills that students will need later in life. Troy Flint is with the Oakland Unified School District.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:46:00 +0000 Max Pringle 18525 at http://kvpr.org