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May 01, 2013

California DFER to National DFER: Butt Out of Our CORE Waiver

The California chapter of Democrats for Education Reform supports the CORE district-waiver proposal, even if the DFER national office does not.

April 30, 2013

How Will Indiana's Common Core 'Pause' Affect Its NCLB Waiver?

To get its waiver, Indiana attested that it had adopted the Common Core State Standards and is participating in a testing consortium. Both are now in doubt.

April 30, 2013

Education Department Isn't Very Innovative, Study Finds

A new survey from the Partnership for Public Service reports that Education Department employees give their agency lower-than-average marks for innovation.

April 29, 2013

Civil Rights Groups to Arne Duncan: Reject Districts' NCLB Waiver Bid

Eight civil rights groups warn that granting a waiver to nine California districts will create a loophole for future independent waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 29, 2013

Arne Duncan, Indirectly, on Indiana Common Core 'Pause'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, speaking before a key Indiana vote, said if states want to "dummy down" standards that's their right.

April 18, 2013

Arne Duncan: If Congress Can't Pass Gun Background Checks...

Arne Duncan questioned whether Congress would ever be able to agree on rewriting No Child Left Behind if politicians couldn't agree to tighten gun control in the wake of Newtown.

April 16, 2013

Nearly $500 million From Race to Top To Fund Early Learning, District Ideas

About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.

April 11, 2013

Ed. Dept.'s i3 Wizard Jim Shelton To Be Acting Deputy Secretary

Jim Shelton, the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for innovation and improvement, is to take on an even bigger role at the department early next month.

April 11, 2013

Brainstorm: Who Are Education Policy's Key Players?

When you think of the current debates about education redesign, who do you think are key players who can really shape policy or rhetoric?

March 01, 2013

Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming Apply for NCLB Waivers

This leaves just three states that are sitting out the No Child Left Behind Act waiver process altogether: Montana, Nebraska, and Vermont.

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