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September 18, 2014

Connecticut Governor To Arne Duncan: Let's Start a Dialogue About Testing

Malloy sent a letter to Duncan, saying that he wants to "start a dialogue" between the feds and Connecticut on ways to "reduce the testing burden."

September 16, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

At least 18 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.

September 15, 2014

Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.

September 09, 2014

Arne Duncan Kicks off Back-To-School Bus Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will highlight the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, effective early-learning programs, and the importance of STEM on Tuesday.

September 05, 2014

Education Department Proposes Big Changes to School Improvement Grant Program

Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

September 03, 2014

Ed. Dept. Gives Newtown $3.1 Million to Aid in Aftermath of School Shooting

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Education Department awarded the school district funding for continued counseling, safety services, and support.

September 02, 2014

Key Race to Top Staffer Moves to New Edu-Messaging Organization

Ann Whalen, who left the U.S. Department of Education in July, spent the last six years at the department, where she headed up the Implementation and Support Unit.

August 25, 2014

Is Waiverless Washington State Still Out in the Cold on Teacher Evaluations?

Washington state lost its waiver because it lacks a law tying student test scores to teacher evaluations, but now federal officials are delaying that requirement for waiver states that need more time.

August 15, 2014

Friday Reading List: Common Core Readiness, School Turnarounds, and Parent Trigger

Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.

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