Massachusetts faces no consequences from its decision to let districts choose which test to give next spring, but when Colorado explored the possibility of doing the same, the U.S. Department of Education gave it no opening.
Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah.
The Obama administration's plan for revamping the School Improvement Grant program doesn't give states and districts enough flexibility in coming up with ways to turn around low-performing schools, advocates say.
Education Trust looked at A-through-F-type school grading systems in three states and found that such ratings are "not a powerful signal of the performance of every individual group of kids."
With his comments against the Common Core State Standards, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looks more and more like a presidential candidate.
As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.
Many of the folks originally in charge of major initiatives, including Race to the Top, NCLB waivers, and School Improvement Grants, have left the building.
There are a lot of moving boxes at the U.S. Department of Education, which just opened its new Office of State Support.
The administration last week released an NCLB snap shot of sorts, looking at where states were during the 2011-12 school year.
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