The compromise gives states acres of new running room on accountability, while holding firm on NCLB's requirement for annual testing and data on at-risk students.
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November 19, 2015
November 18, 2015
School districts and state officials have begged Congress to update the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act, and it looks like they're on the verge of getting their wish.
November 17, 2015
After eight years and at least three serious attempts, Congress is finally moving forward on bipartisan, bicameral legislation to rewrite the almost-universally-despised No Child Left Behind Act.
November 13, 2015
Congressional negotiators announced they have a way forward to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with a conference committee to start working on a compromise soon.
November 12, 2015
Christmas seems to have come early this year for education advocates. After weeks of long and hard negotiations, House and Senate lawmakers have reached preliminary agreement on a bill to reauthorize the very long-stalled No Child Left Behind Act, multiple sources say.
November 11, 2015
Lawmakers in both parties—but especially Republicans—are really unhappy with the way Duncan and Company used Race to the Top, and especially, waivers from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
November 04, 2015
Juneau has emphasized graduation and teacher evaluation during her tenure, during which she's also said no to a waiver from NCLB but yes to a speaking spot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
November 04, 2015
Even though both the House and Senate ESEA bills keep annual tests, they go very different ways on a lot of other assessment issues.
November 02, 2015
Teachers, school administrators, principals and state officials have launched a digital ad campaign asking lawmakers to finish work to reauthorize the ESEA.
October 29, 2015
Some of the biggest achievement gaps are found in schools that are performing well otherwise, a CAP analysis finds.