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September 24, 2012

Miller to Duncan: Waivers May Offer Too Much Leeway On Grad Rates

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Education committee, is worried that the department isn't holding states feet to the fire when it comes to monitoring graduation rates in states that have received waivers from parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 05, 2012

Students Find Convention a Civics Lab Come Alive

High school students from a civic and political education foundation use the Democrats' gathering to drill deeper into issues that concern them.

July 12, 2012

ED: Waivers Won't Get States Out of Reporting

States with waivers to certain provisions of federal accountability will still have to report data based on those parts of the law.

July 11, 2012

Turnaround Schools Struggle With Staffing, Time, and Climate

The Center on Education Policy takes a deep look at the challenges facing those participating in the federal School Improvement Grant Program.

June 28, 2012

George W. Bush Institute Examines NCLB Waivers

Transitions and turnaround schools in state waiver plans raised eyebrows over at the George W. Bush Institute.

June 21, 2012

Iowa Turned Down for ESEA Waiver

Iowa is the first state to get the thumbs-down from the U.S. Department of Education on its application for a waiver from the requirements of the NCLB law.

May 29, 2012

Eight More States Get ESEA Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education today granted waivers to eight of the 26 states (plus the District of Columbia) that applied in February for wiggle room under the No Child Left Behind Act. The second-round waiver states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Oh...

May 17, 2012

Duncan to Florida: Tutoring Doesn't Work

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said today he doesn't get why Florida passed a law requiring districts to continue offering free tutoring to students in struggling schools, prompting an angry response from the state.

May 07, 2012

What Does Big Staff Turnover Mean for ESEA's Future?

A number of key staffers have left Capitol Hill since October, when the Senate education committee passed an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill that has been collecting legislative dust ever since in Broke Down Congress.

May 01, 2012

Ed. Department Offers States Feedback on Waivers

The second round of states-26 plus the District of Columbia-that applied to the U.S. Department of Education for wiggle room from the No Child Left Behind law got feedback on their requests in a round of letters sent April 17.

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