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October 30, 2015

Could Washington State Get Its NCLB Waiver Back?

It's hard to imagine that Washington State—which is back under NCLB and not loving it—isn't feeling a little sore these days.

October 29, 2015

CAP Report: Congress Shouldn't Forget 'Subgroup' Students in ESEA Renewal

Some of the biggest achievement gaps are found in schools that are performing well otherwise, a CAP analysis finds.

October 27, 2015

Proposed Budget Deal Could Make ESEA Reauthorization Easier

In theory at least, the deal could create more time for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, the presumptive next House speaker, to focus on other legislation, including ESEA reauthorization.

October 27, 2015

Fact-Checking Arne Duncan: Do Higher Grad Rates Mean His Policies Helped?

Do higher graduation rates mean that the Obama administration's K-12 policies when it comes to school turnarounds and accountability are on the right track, as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has claimed?

October 24, 2015

Too Much Testing? Ed. Dept. Outlines Steps to Help States and Districts Cut Back

The U.S. Department of Education has released some general principles for states and districts to help them figure out how to cut back on assessments and ensure that they're used to drive instruction.

October 19, 2015

Arne Duncan, John King Talk Higher Graduation Rates, ESEA, and Testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a piece of good news to announce on his way out the door: High school graduation rates appear to be on track to rise for the third year in a row.

October 12, 2015

Some Key Education Programs Alive in NCLB Rewrite, But Dead in the Budget

The Senate's ESEA rewrite includes resources for early childhood education, innovation, and literacy, but its spending bills would nix those programs.

September 29, 2015

Civil Rights Groups: Beef Up Accountability in NCLB Rewrite

Civil rights groups are running radio ads aimed at lawmakers who may play a key role in rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 29, 2015

Education Groups to Congress: Please Do Your Job and Reauthorize ESEA

The two national teachers' unions and the group representing state schools chiefs are among those saying now's the time to complete an Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite.

September 25, 2015

Education Department Restarts Peer-Review of Tests

States that have adopted new tests, or made significant changes to their old ones, will have to undergo peer review by the U.S. Department of Education within the next four to eight months, according to department officials.

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