The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.
If Congress were to enact the proposal, approximately 9 million students would be eligible for the federal-state partnership program.
As Congress gears up to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act, the administration may well lose a lot of the ground it's gained on teacher evaluation, school turnarounds, and assessments.
One of the most significant policy debates at the heart of the forthcoming reauthorization will be how or if to change the law's testing requirements.
Special education organizations join the debate having lost two of their biggest champions on Capitol Hill, when Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, retired.
Most recently a vice president at the Education Trust, Miller is a former college professor, but also has plenty of K-12 credibility.
Our hope for a busy education calendar is bolstered by the education committee chairmen, who have signaled their intent to get an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization through committee by Valentine's Day.
Is this some new strategy at 400 Maryland Ave. for filling top positions without having to deal with the difficult process of getting nominees through Congress?
Among other things, Cuomo attempted to overhaul New York City's flailing education system and steer more state aid to poor districts across the state.
We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.