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

At least 16 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.


Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.


Congress Strikes Deal on Child Care and Development Block Grant Overhaul

After months of negotiations, lawmakers struck a bipartisan, bicameral deal to update the Child Care and Development Block Grant.


Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.


Senate to Take Up House's Education Research Legislation

The Senate will mark up reauthorization of the federal education research law next week.


Duncan Looks to Tennessee's Turnaround School District as Model for Country

On the last stop of his back-to-school bus tour, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about improving education in impoverished communities at a turnaround school in Memphis, Tenn.


Duncan to PTA: Make Education a Presidential Campaign Issue

The PTA should take an active role in forcing a debate around education in 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told parents and teachers in Nashville, Tenn.


Strong Parent-Engagement Plans Will Give States Edge in Newest Pre-K Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states will be more likely to clinch the new early-learning funds if their proposals have strong parent-engagement components.


Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for More STEM Teachers, New Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.


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