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January 11, 2015

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Maintain Federal Role in NCLB Overhaul

Blueprints for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act law have been flooding in from various stakeholders as lawmakers in both chambers begin work on a bill.

January 09, 2015

State Chiefs to Congress: Keep Annual Tests in No Child Left Behind Rewrite

The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.

January 08, 2015

Congressional Education Leaders Chime in on NCLB Testing Debate

One of the most significant policy debates at the heart of the forthcoming reauthorization will be how or if to change the law's testing requirements.

January 07, 2015

Where Do Special Education Groups Stand on Annual NCLB Tests?

Special education organizations join the debate having lost two of their biggest champions on Capitol Hill, when Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, retired.

January 06, 2015

What Should We Expect From the 114th Congress?

Our hope for a busy education calendar is bolstered by the education committee chairmen, who have signaled their intent to get an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization through committee by Valentine's Day.

December 30, 2014

10 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2015

We're pretty sure that early drafts of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization won't mimic the Education Department's waiver program.

December 29, 2014

Top Ten Politics K-12 Moments of 2014

Teachers lunching with President Barack Obama came in at No. 3, ahead of midterm election results and State of the Union address.

December 18, 2014

Common Core, Non-Common Core States Face Similar Challenges, GAO Says

It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.

December 15, 2014

GOP Senate Aides Working on Draft ESEA Bill That Could Ditch Annual Testing

That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.

December 15, 2014

Congress Tweaks School Improvement Grants, i3 in Spending Bill

Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.

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