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August 27, 2015

White House Seeks HQT Extension for Teachers in Training

The Obama administration wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended to ensure that alternative certification programs continue to supply teachers.

August 21, 2015

Department of Education Won't Punish N.Y. for High Opt-Outs, Report Says

Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions.

August 12, 2015

Education Department Awards Grants to Defray Costs of AP Tests

The grants are expected to cover all but $12 of the cost of each AP test taken by qualifying students.

July 27, 2015

Still Work to Be Done After 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which was signed by President Gerald Ford in November 1975.

July 27, 2015

Five Things on Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List

Duncan and Company are burning the mid-night oil over :

July 08, 2015

Ann Whalen Returns to Education Department as Senior Adviser

Less than a year after leaving the U.S. Department of Education, one of Secretary Arne Duncan's former key staffers is returning as a senior adviser.

July 01, 2015

How Do States Plan to Make Sure the Poorest Schools Get Good Teachers?

The big question is whether the plans submitted to the Education Department will actually make a difference when it comes to the equitable distribution of teachers.

June 23, 2015

Seven States Plus D.C. Approved for NCLB Waiver Renewals

Eight waiver recipients—Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia—can hang onto their flexibility from No Child Left Behind Act provisions.

June 19, 2015

Obama's Competitive Grants Are Waning. Can Districts Keep the Work Going?

Now that the Obama administration's competitive grant programs are on the wane, can districts sustain the work funded through those efforts?

June 15, 2015

Education Department to Congress: We Need to Hire More Employees

The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.

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