Audit Faults Calif. Districts on Unsafe-Schools Data
A federal audit has uncovered shortcomings in how several California school districts have carried out the No Child Left Behind Act’s policy on educational choice for students in unsafe schools. The problems include a failure to report all violent incidents and inconsistent methods of evaluating certain incidents.
The March 24 report was the first of five state audits on the provision expected from the U.S. Department of Education’s inspector general. Other states under review are Georgia, Iowa, New Jersey, and Texas.
Like most states, California has so far identified no schools as “persistently dangerous” under the 3-year-old federal law, causing some analysts and lawmakers to suggest that states generally have not implemented the...
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