"No Child Left Behind" Waivers
San Francisco, Oakland, and six other California cities were granted waivers from the strict requirements and tough sanctions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The school districts, which together encompass nearly 1 one million students, have one a year to re-allocate funding originally earmarked for tutoring and to implement an evaluation system that they proposed.
- Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle
- Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
- David Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
- Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.