Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say

Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.


Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.


Ed. Department Teacher Prep Regulations Delayed (Again)

Delayed teacher preparation regulations from the U.S. Department of Education are supposed to hold federal teacher-preparation programs more accountable.


Education-Focused Campaign Spending Crosses Party Lines

The notion that teachers' unions only give to Democrats and education advocacy organizations only give to Republicans is wrong.


Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when.


Part II: Which Races Will Decide Whose Party Controls the Senate?

Here's Part II of a run-down of the U.S. Senate races that will decide which party controls the chamber during the 114th Congress.


Florida Takes First Formal Step Against U.S. Dept. of Ed. on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.


Regents' Approval of Standards Could Help Oklahoma Regain NCLB Waiver

Now that Oklahoma's institutions of higher education have given its standards the OK, the Sooner State has suddenly found itself in a position to regain NCLB flexibility.


How Would Some Experts Design K-12 Accountability From Scratch?

State tests would be less frequent and assessments would incorporate a lot of performance tasks, in an imaginary 51st state.


State and District Leaders Vow to Reduce Testing, Stick With Annual Assessments

State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.


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