U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see annual state assessments remain at the core of any reauthorization of NCLB, said state chiefs who participated in a Q-and-A in San Diego.
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November 17, 2014
November 10, 2014
Twenty-seven pages of new guidance released on the issue Monday appear to give states a lot of running room to figure out just what these equity plans should look like.
November 04, 2014
With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.
October 28, 2014
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
October 28, 2014
Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.
October 24, 2014
Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.
October 23, 2014
New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.
October 09, 2014
Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah.
October 07, 2014
Many of the folks originally in charge of major initiatives, including Race to the Top, NCLB waivers, and School Improvement Grants, have left the building.
September 29, 2014
The Education Department still needs to tackle teacher preparation regulations and outline criteria for judging assessments.