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July 15, 2011

New Details Emerge on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The Education Department seems ready to waive the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and language arts in exchange for states adopting college- and career-readiness standards and tests.

July 06, 2011

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan

Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.

July 06, 2011

Ed. Dept. to Create Up to 6 Promise Neighborhoods

Up to six communities will get the chance to create a version of the Harlem Children's Zone in their own backyards, now that the U.S. Department of Education has opened up the very first round of Promise Neighborhood implementation grants.

July 05, 2011

An NCLB Showdown in Montana?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he would take enforcement action against Montana for defying parts of No Child Left Behind.

July 05, 2011

Kline: No Response from Ed. Department on Waiver Letter

The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.

July 05, 2011

Ed. Dept. Warns States It Will Enforce 'Broken' NCLB

The U.S. Department of Education will not let states disregard the No Child Left Behind Act, even if Congress fails to reauthorize it.

July 01, 2011

New Race to Top Stresses Pre-K Tests, Early Ed. Program Ratings

The U.S. Department of Education has spelled out what it's expecting from states who want to win part of the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge.

June 30, 2011

South Dakota Also Plans to Defy NCLB

South Dakota will freeze its performance targets at 2009-10 levels, thus ignoring No Child Left Behind.

June 23, 2011

Rep. Kline Seeks Details on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The two top Republicans in the House when it comes to K-12 policy want a detailed explanation of the Education Department's NCLB waiver plan by July 1.

June 23, 2011

Diane Ravitch: Most Prolific EduTweeter?

Education historian Diane Ravitch may be the most active Tweeter in the education policy world.

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