A bipartisan rewrite of the Education Sciences Reform Act says that no funds can be used to "coerce [states'] curriculum or academic standards or assessments," a GOP summary says.
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April 03, 2014
March 11, 2014
Does the U.S. Department of Education's rejection of a South Carolina district's testing-waiver request put up a roadblock for testing companies trying to break into the common-core market?
February 13, 2014
GOP lawmakers have introduced legislation barring the U.S. Secretary of Education from "coercing" states into adopting the Common Core standards.
January 28, 2014
The president also mounted an indirect defense of the common-core standards and a more spirited, direct defense of his signature Race to the Top program.
January 15, 2014
In his state of the state speech last night, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence offered perhaps his strongest indication yet that he wants the state to drop entirely out of the common core.
December 24, 2013
StudentsFirst, Teach Plus, The Education Trust-West and others are hoping that Duncan will call for some additional data reporting before green-lighting California's testing waiver request.
November 18, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's comments on common core have set off a firestorm of controversy. But it's a point he's made before.
November 15, 2013
U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state chiefs that he's likely to revoke "one, two, or three" No Child Left Behind Act waivers as early as this summer.
September 12, 2013
A host of big name state and local government groups really, really wants U.S. Senate leaders to renew ESEA soon.
August 07, 2013
In light of a new tests linked to college- and career-ready standards, the U.S. Department of Education wants to rethink how it approves state tests.