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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.

June 23, 2011

Idaho Will Defy NCLB, Schools' Chief Luna Tells Duncan

Rather than seek a waiver, Idaho schools' chief Tom Luna is telling the U.S. Department of Education it will ignore NCLB and implement its own accountability system.

June 22, 2011

School Turnarounds Get New Emphasis Within Ed. Dept.

The U.S. Department of Education is creating a new office to focus on school turnaround efforts.

June 20, 2011

Duncan Restructures Safe, Drug-Free Schools Programs

Safe and drug-free schools programs will be moved down a rung on the Education Department's organizational ladder.

June 14, 2011

Rep. Miller Not a Fan of Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The top Democrat on the House education committee is skeptical about the education secretary's plan to offer waivers if Congress doesn't move soon on ESEA reauthorization.

June 13, 2011

Duncan Claims Authority to Tie NCLB Waivers to 'Reforms'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he has "pretty clear" authority to demand a package of reforms in exchange for waivers from No Child Left Behind.

June 13, 2011

Will States Accept Duncan-Style Reforms for NCLB Relief?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will offer states relief from No Child Left Behind if Congress doesn't rewrite the law by fall, but not all states are likely to welcome the conditions that will come with any new flexibility.

June 06, 2011

Under Doc's Orders, Duncan Reduces Public Schedule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is under doctor's orders to reduce his public schedule this summer.

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