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March 26, 2015

Are School Turnarounds a Sticking Point in Senate NCLB Rewrite Negotiations?

The issue of school turn-arounds could simply be one of several threads in a conversation about accountability, which we know is the crux of ongoing Senate negotiations.

March 24, 2015

Slim Chances for Early Ed. in NCLB Rewrite, Says Sen. Lamar Alexander

Sen. Lamar Alexander said the federal government already spends about $22 billion annually on various early-education programs, but the money is fragmented and often ineffective.

March 24, 2015

Rep. John Kline Hopeful for Vote on NCLB Rewrite After Easter Recess

In a talk to state schools chiefs, the House education committee chairman called the collapse of floor support for his GOP-backed bill "the perfect storm."

March 23, 2015

State Chiefs to Members of Congress: Reauthorize ESEA Now

States need to count on a permanent federal education policy, the head of the Council of Chief State School Officers told the group's annual legislative conference Monday.

March 20, 2015

Which States Are Applying for NCLB Waiver Renewal?

Nearly every state with a waiver plans to file a renewal request, we found. But, in Louisiana and Texas, renewal is complicated.

March 16, 2015

Rep. Bobby Scott Urges Big-District Leaders to Press GOP on Title I Portability

Congressional efforts to give the outdated No Child Left Behind Act a facelift headlined this year's Council of the Great City Schools annual legislative conference.

March 09, 2015

Senators Making Progress in Negotiations on NCLB Rewrite

The announcement comes a little more than a week after GOP leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives abandoned a vote on a GOP-backed overhaul bill.

March 09, 2015

Nebraska Moves to Seek No Child Left Behind Waiver

Nebraska is poised to apply for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, after years of not seeking that flexibility.

March 06, 2015

Despite Bumps, Utah, Maine Working Towards NCLB Waiver Renewal

State renewals of NCLB waivers are very much in progress, including in states that have faced some waiver angst lately, such as Utah and Maine.

March 05, 2015

How a Conservative Blogger Helped Derail the House NCLB Rewrite

A couple of "grassroots" education bloggers may have had a hand in stalling—or maybe even outright stopping—the legislation.

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