The California Office to Reform Education (CORE), a consortium of seven school districts that includes the Long Beach Unified School District, recently earned a one-year extension of a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind accountability rules. The extension allows the participating school districts to continue implementing their School Quality Improvement System for federal school accountability purposes.
Because the original CORE Waiver and the subsequent amendments represent a working/living concept for improving and supporting schools, the public may comment on additional proposed amendments that can be found here:
The School Quality Improvement System described in the CORE Waiver is a holistic approach to school improvement rooted in the moral imperative that the school community has a collective responsibility to prepare all students for college and careers. The School Quality Improvement System calls for a reorientation of school districts' work, with districts assuming unprecedented accountability to eliminate disparity and disproportionality in all subjects and across the academic, social-emotional, and culture-climate domains.
Learn more about CORE and to watch an information video about the CORE Waiver.
Public comments can be submitted, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing (916) 244-0250 or via regular mail to 1107 9th Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. The public comment window continues through Nov. 15. The CORE Board, consisting of the superintendents from each of the CORE districts, will review public comments before making final decisions in winter 2014-15. Finalized amendment requests will be submitted to U.S. Department of Education for review and approval.