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February 10, 2012

SIG Program Promising Despite Bumpy First Year, Urban Districts Say

A majority of urban districts think SIG will make a difference in the long-run for schools that are struggling the most, according to a report released today by the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization in Washington which represents 65 of the nation's largest school districts.

February 06, 2012

Principals, Superintendents, School Boards Critique Kline Draft

School superintendents, principals, and school board members found a lot to like in a draft bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 03, 2012

NGA Ed. Committee Favors State Leeway in a Renewed ESEA

The National Governor's Association wants Congress to give states lots of running room when it comes to crafting their accountability plans, according to an interim proposal outlining NGA's priorities for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 01, 2012

Kline Teacher Proposal Would Create Winners and Losers

States that have seen big explosions in population also would see a big jump in federal funding for teacher quality under a little noticed provision of a draft bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act introduced by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

January 25, 2012

Business, Civil Rights Groups Blast Kline's NCLB Proposal

A top GOP lawmaker's plan for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act amounts to a "rollback" of the law, 38 business, civil rights, and other advocacy organizations said in a letter sent to its author this week.

January 25, 2012

Harkin, Miller to Education Secretary: Set a High Bar for Waivers

Democratic education leaders in Congress voice concern about aspects of the 11 applications states have submitted so far for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 10, 2012

Advocates, Policymakers Give Mixed Early Reviews to ESEA Draft

Generally speaking, groups that represent school officials see the draft as a good starting point. But advocates that look out for particular groups of children, such as students in special education, are really unhappy with the draft.

January 09, 2012

Transparency Watch: How 'Public' is NCLB Waiver Judging?

The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.

January 06, 2012

House GOP NCLB Proposal Would Scale Back Federal Role

House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.

January 05, 2012

CCSSO to Congress, Obama: Write a Bipartisan NCLB Bill

With Republicans on the House education committee poised to release a GOP-only bill on NCLB reauthorization, the Council of Chief State School Officers is calling on House education leaders to come together on bipartisan legislation.

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