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April 18, 2012

States' Waivers Weak on Extended Learning Time, Report Says

Most of the dozen states that have already gotten waivers don't have very good plans in place when it comes to a key piece of the U.S. Department of Education's requirements for turning around low-performing schools: extending learning time.

April 11, 2012

GAO Criticizes Ed. Dept. On School Improvement Grant Program

ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.

March 27, 2012

What's Up in Congress? Not Much Real Action, State Chiefs Hear

Chief state school officers came up to Washington this week to hear lawmakers explain why one of their top federal priorities, an honest to goodness reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, won't get done this year.

March 19, 2012

Early SIG Data Looks Promising, Duncan Says

The department has begun crunching data for about 700 of the roughly 850 schools that entered the program back in the 2010-11 school year.

February 28, 2012

House Panel Gives Partisan Approval to ESEA Bills

The pair of bills introduced by the head of the House education committee would scale back the federal role in education and give states much more running room when it comes to K-12 policy.

February 27, 2012

House ESEA Markup Cheat Sheet

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced revised versions of the legislation today. So far, the bill has picked up one official endorsement, from the American Association of School Administrators

February 24, 2012

Advocates Have Long Wish List for House Panel on ESEA Bills

It's official. On Tuesday, the House education committee will consider a pair of bills to remake the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 16, 2012

Federal Role in K-12 at Heart of ESEA Hearing

During a hearing today on the House GOP bills to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act, lawmakers examined the role of the federal government in school turnarounds and teacher evaluations.

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.

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