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August 07, 2013

U.S. Education Department Seeks Advice on Testing-System Reviews

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.

June 18, 2013

Arne Duncan Allows Waiver States Extra Time On Teacher Evaluation

The U.S. Department of Education will allow some states that have gotten waivers from pieces of the Elementary and Secondary Education to postpone using student growth on state tests as a factor in personnel decisions.

June 11, 2013

In Counter to 'Joyless' Schools, Coalition Demands Supports-Based Reform

A group of 46 progressive educators and policy advocates ramped up their call for "supports-based reform" by issuing a declaration to "rebuild America."

June 06, 2013

Obama Calls for Revamping of Federal E-rate Program

An Obama administration plan would ask the Federal Communications Commission to make potentially broad changes to the E-rate program, which provides tech support to schools.

May 29, 2013

District Leaders Urge More Time to Implement Common Core Standards

In a statement today, four groups representing school district leaders call for "adequate" time to manage the transition to the common core standards and tests.

May 28, 2013

State Chiefs: Common Core Requires Flexibility, Not a Pause

The Council of Chief State School Officers says it needs flexibility from federal officials to manage the common core transition.

May 24, 2013

Alabama Congresswoman Takes Aim at Common Core Standards

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Education and the education secretary from using federal grant money or waivers to encourage states to adopt common standards or tests.

May 16, 2013

Would Arne Duncan Consider Calling for Pause in Common Core Stakes?

A spokesman for the U.S. Secretary of Education said federal officials are thinking through the concerns about high stakes tied to the common core "carefully."

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