Ed. Dept. Guide Shows Educators How to Recognize, Prevent Child Trafficking

Human trafficking is more common and more difficult to identify than many educators may realize, experts say.


Speaker Boehner Supports Annual Tests in NCLB Renewal

Rep. John A. Boehner, the Speaker of the House. Boehner was an architect of the original NCLB law when he served as chairman of the House education committee back in 2001.


Senate Education Committee Clears Education Research Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, said the research bill is important to the committee's work in reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.


Rep. John Kline: Annual, Statewide Tests Give Parents, School Boards Transparency

The head of the House education committee stressed that keeping the No Child Left Behind Act's testing regime intact is necessary, but would ditch the law's punitive sanctions.


Senate Ed. Panel Unlikely to Require Teacher Evaluations in NCLB Overhaul

Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.


Does Ditching Annual Tests Hinder School Choice? Yes, Some Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?


Coalition Emphasizes School-Community Partnerships in NCLB Overhaul

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.


K-12 Advocates Oppose Title I Portability Language in Alexander's NCLB Draft

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.


NEA to Arne Duncan: New NCLB Should Track Student Access to Early Ed., Funding

What's high on National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia's wish list for renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act?


How Much Political Juice Does the Ed. Dept. Have in NCLB Waiver Renewals?

The administration is entering into the waiver-renewal process with a severely weakened hand when it comes to holding states' feet to the fire on teacher evaluation.


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