Teacher-Turned-Congressman: Rep. Mark Takano's Take on ESEA Rewrite

Takano favors grade-span testing, supports the federal mandate that states and schools test 95 percent of students, and thinks accountability should be entirely left up to states.


Fact Checking Donald Trump on Gov. Scott Walker's Education Record

The developer and GOP presidential hopeful has hit rival candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on common core and education cuts. Are his criticisms valid?


Still Work to Be Done After 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed by President Gerald Ford in November 1975.


Five Things on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

Duncan and Company are burning the mid-night oil over...


New GAO Report: Teacher Prep Programs Lack Performance Data

Seven states ignored the federal higher education law's requirement to identify "at risk" and "low performing" teacher programs, some of them blatantly.


Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals, Including Opt-Out Friendly Oregon

Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah can keep their flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, no matter what happens with a pending rewrite of the law.


Who Will the NEA Endorse for President, Clinton or Sanders?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.


Lawmakers in the House Introduce Scaled-Back, Bipartisan FERPA Overhaul

After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.


Education Groups to Leaders in Congress: Get ESEA Rewrite Over Finish Line

Begin conferencing the House and Senate ESEA bills now, said 10 major education groups in a letter sent Wednesday.


White House Hosts School Discipline Summit

The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).


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