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.
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September 24, 2012
September 05, 2012
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
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
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
Transitions and turnaround schools in state waiver plans raised eyebrows over at the George W. Bush Institute.
June 21, 2012
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
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
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
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
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.