May 2, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Seven districts that participate in the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) announced today the submission of a joint request to the U.S. Department of Education to extend a waiver of federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) rules and approval of the School Quality Improvement System for federal school accountability purposes beyond the 2014-15 school year. CORE is a collaborative partnership of ten school districts working together to improve student learning and close achievement gaps. The U.S. Department of Education granted the original one-year waiver to eight* CORE districts last August. The seven districts requesting extension of the waiver are: Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, San Francisco Unified, Sanger Unified, and Santa Ana Unified.