News of a school turnaround firm's experience in Pueblo, Colo., could fuel arguments on Capitol Hill that the four models spelled out in the School Improvement Grant program aren't the right way to go


Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, said he would eliminate the No Child Left Behind Act, although his campaign website acknowledges some important duties the federal government has in K-12 education.


During a hearing today on the House GOP bills to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act, lawmakers examined the role of the federal government in school turnarounds and teacher evaluations.


The state becomes the 11th to be given flexibility from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act in the first-round of waivers granted by the U.S. Department of Education.


States that need more time to work on their NCLB waiver proposals can seek a one-year freeze in their annual achievement targets to keep the list of schools not making AYP from growing.


The peer reviewers who judged the first round of No Child Left Behind waiver proposals found significant weaknesses in state plans, especially concerning special education students and English learners.


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to pump up the administration's proposal for a brand new $5 billion competitive grant program to get states and districts to work with teachers, unions, education schools and others to totally retool the teaching profession.


In a letter from Maine's Stephen Bowen and New Hampshire's Virginia Barry sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today, the two said they need more time to figure out how to make the department's requirements for a waiver under No Child Left Behind mesh with their rural states


Obama is asking for $5 billion for a new competitive grant fund aimed at teacher quality, and an $850 million extension of his Race to the Top franchise. But major formula programs, such as Title I, would see flat funding, advocates say.


A majority of urban districts think SIG will make a difference in the long-run for schools that are struggling the most, according to a report released today by the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization in Washington which represents 65 of the nation's largest school districts.


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