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Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
Federal officials are looking more at how well students with disabilities are taught, and less on strict compliance with voluminous regulations.
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
Model standards used nationwide to prepare, guide, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents—are being revised to reflect the jobs' changing roles.
Report is the third post mortem on last year's closures, which shut down 49 schools and affected nearly 12,000 students.