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.
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April 18, 2012
April 11, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
School superintendents, principals, and school board members found a lot to like in a draft bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.