Only five states still have pending applications with the U.S. Department of Education for No Child Left Behind Act waivers.


Back in 2009, the Obama administration and Congress gambled $3 billion on a big nationwide effort to turn around the lowest performing schools


The education secretary asserted that the federal government didn't write the common-core standards, didn't mandate them, doesn't regulate them--and never will.


Illinois officials are wondering what the Education Secretary's new flexibility on teacher evaluations means for their waiver application, which continues to languish.


Some chiefs found the department's messaging on teacher evaluation less than helpful.


With two more states poised to get waivers from NCLB accountability requirements, Rep. George Miller is keeping his eye on renewal.


Another markup of the Elementary and Secondary Education bill, another totally predictable partisan vote.


The U.S. Department of Education will allow some states that have gotten waivers from pieces of the Elementary and Secondary Education to postpone using student growth on state tests as a factor in personnel decisions.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer states more flexibility on implementing the teacher evaluation piece of their NCLB waivers as they put the common core into practice.


Some conservatives say Rep. John Kline's bill doesn't go far enough when it comes to getting rid of the federal role in K-12.


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