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.


Waiverless Oklahoma Navigates Tough Transition Back to NCLB

Back in August, Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, and accountability in that state has been unsettled ever since.


NEA Spends Big on State Races

The National Education Association's political action committee spent $8.3 million since July, including $900,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.


Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Two Most Likely Senate Education Chairs?

No matter which party comes out ahead on Election Day, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will have a new leader.


Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., to Keynote Education Week's Post-Election Event

The top Democrat on the House Education Committee, an architect of the No Child Left Behind Act, will share his thoughts Nov. 12 on where federal education policy has been and where it needs to go next.


Florida and Ed. Dept. Continue Face-off on Testing of English-Language Learners

Florida officials are reportedly planning to take legal action against the department this week in a clash over the question of when the performance of ELLs should factor into the state's accountability system.


Which Races Will Decide Whose Party Controls the Senate?

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


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