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November 21, 2014

Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

October 28, 2014

Arne Duncan Talks K-12 Policy in Tennessee, Where It's Somewhat Stalled

Tennessee recently delayed the use of its new common-core aligned state tests, and Gov. Bill Haslam announced that the state will begin a public vetting of the standards.

October 21, 2014

Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when.

October 16, 2014

Regents' Approval of Standards Could Help Oklahoma Regain NCLB Waiver

Now that Oklahoma's institutions of higher education have given its standards the OK, the Sooner State has suddenly found itself in a position to regain NCLB flexibility.

October 15, 2014

Waiverless Oklahoma Navigates Tough Transition Back to NCLB

Back in August, Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, and accountability in that state has been unsettled ever since.

October 08, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Talks Common Core, Sounds Like a Presidential Candidate

With his comments against the Common Core State Standards, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looks more and more like a presidential candidate.

September 30, 2014

Common Core Heats Up Louisiana Senate Race

Candidates debate the Common Core State Standards in a three-way race for Senate in Louisiana.

September 26, 2014

Miller on Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and NCLB Renewal

Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.

September 25, 2014

What If? 'Tweeting' the Historic 1989 Education Summit

Any policy impact aside, one thing is almost certain: Social media would have made the Charlottesville, Va., summit a lot more fun for education journalists to cover.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

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