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July 28, 2014

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.

July 21, 2014

Waiverless Washington State's Request for New NCLB Flexibility Denied

The Education Department isn't willing to cut Washington, the first ex-waiver state, any slack, a warning to other states that may be on the verge of losing their flexibility.

July 15, 2014

Playing Politics at Teachers' Union Conventions

The two national teachers' unions played some serious politics during their recent annual conferences, including calling for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

July 14, 2014

Arne Duncan Says Philly School Funding is "Unacceptable"

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."

July 11, 2014

High School Equity Advocates Express Concerns About NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education's process for holding state's feet to the fire on the promises they made in their applications hasn't been transparent, advocates say.

July 10, 2014

Seattle Wants Its Own No Child Left Behind Waiver

If Seattle gets the go-ahead from Duncan, it would be the first individual district in the country to get its very own waiver.

July 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Unveils 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy

States will be required to submit new plans to address teacher distribution by April of 2015, or just a few months before the department likely will begin to consider states' requests to renew their waivers from the NCLB law.

July 03, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Extends NCLB Waivers for Six States

Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia are told they can keep their flexibility through the end of the upcoming school year.

July 02, 2014

Duncan Urges States to Invest in Counselors, Still Moves to Consolidate Aid

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is calling on state chiefs to support school counselors, though advocates chafe at administration attempts to consolidate the main federal program that finances K-12 counselors.

June 19, 2014

Fact Check: Can a State Lose Federal Funds for Ditching Common Core?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan never actually told Oklahoma it could lose federal dollars if it withdrew from Common Core State Standards.

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