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Three More NCLB Waivers Extended

The U.S. Department of Education has extended three additional No Child Left Behind waivers, for Alabama, Texas, and Puerto Rico.


New Preschool Poll Shows Voters in North Carolina Ready to Invest in Early Ed.

Results of the poll were shared with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and the state's Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, who are in the nation's closest mid-term election race.


Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.


AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.


Connecticut Governor To Arne Duncan: Let's Start a Dialogue About Testing

Malloy sent a letter to Duncan, saying that he wants to "start a dialogue" between the feds and Connecticut on ways to "reduce the testing burden."


Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.


Senate Education Panel Clears Education Research Bill

In the second showing of bipartisanship on education bills this week, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed an education research bill on voice vote.


Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.


Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

At least 18 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.


CORE Districts' NCLB Waiver Extended, But Placed on "High Risk" Status

That means the districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have some work to do if they want to keep their waiver in the 2015-16 school year and beyond.


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