NCLB waivers and Race to the Top look at outcomes, like a teachers' ability to improve test scores; a new strategy aims mostly at inputs, like years of experience.
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July 22, 2014
July 08, 2014
What if you got a chance to tell Obama and Duncan where you think the nation is going wrong, and right, when it comes to K-12 policy?
June 30, 2014
An Education Week analysis of recent federal monitoring reports finds that many states were hard-pressed to turn around the bottom 5 percent of schools and help schools with persistent achievement gaps.
June 09, 2014
Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.
May 13, 2014
Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.
April 01, 2014
At Education Week's "Leaders to Learn From" live event in Washington, top federal policymakers discussed their role in school improvement.
February 14, 2014
The first season of the Netflix political potboiler was rich with education-policy plotlines, and we're hoping for more of the same.
February 11, 2014
A group of large-district superintendents outline their vision for what a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ought to look like.
December 02, 2013
The groups, 47 in all, sent a letter to Senate leaders asking them to get moving already on ESEA reauthorization.
September 09, 2013
Congress is back in town this week, but education legislation is likely to remain on the back burner in both chambers for the next month.