Reading List: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Enjoy these goodreads on teachers, staff changes at the Education Department, and old school computer games.

Seven States Put on NCLB Waiver-Renewal Fast Track

Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have been tapped to renew their waivers through an expedited process, the department said Tuesday.

Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.

Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

Possible Presidential Contender Jeb Bush Defends Common Core

States are welcome not to adopt the standards, he said, but if they don't, they should aim even higher.

Rep. Bobby Scott Tapped as Top Democrat on House Education Panel

Scott may be more skeptical of test-based accountability than his predecessor, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, an original author of the NCLB law.

Obama's Forthcoming Immigration Plan to Protect Millions From Deportation

In the wake of Congress's inability to update the country's immigration laws, the president plans to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Fight Brews Over TRIO Programs for Aspiring College-Goers

The slate of federal grant programs that help low-income and first-generation students gain access to college are supposed to get funded on a competitive basis, but it doesn't really work that way.

Rep. John Kline Slated to Remain in Education Committee's Top Spot

As chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee during the 114th Congress, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is planning to prioritize updating the No Child Left Behind law and the Higher Education Act.

Will Nebraska Apply for a No Child Left Behind Act Waiver?

At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.

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