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L.A. Says Federal Waiver Delays ‘Parent Trigger’ Law

August 26, 2014 1 min read
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Officials in the Los Angeles Unified district say a federal waiver bars parents from petitioning the school system to make sweeping changes at low-performing schools this year.

A letter from a district lawyer says the school system couldn’t be held accountable under the so-called “parent trigger” law because of a waiver it received in 2013 from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The letter also says that the prohibition applies to seven other California districts, which received a group waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.

A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of Education Week as L.A. Says Federal Waiver Delays ‘Parent Trigger’ Law

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