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June 28, 2012

George W. Bush Institute Examines NCLB Waivers

Transitions and turnaround schools in state waiver plans raised eyebrows over at the George W. Bush Institute.

June 21, 2012

Iowa Turned Down for ESEA Waiver

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

Eight More States Get ESEA Waivers

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

Duncan to Florida: Tutoring Doesn't Work

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

What Does Big Staff Turnover Mean for ESEA's Future?

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

Ed. Department Offers States Feedback on Waivers

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.

April 27, 2012

Return of the Friday Reading List: Obama, Romney, and Algebra

Welcome back to the Friday reading list. If you haven't already, check out these good reads.

April 24, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Common Core

Is right here in this must-read Education Week special report.

April 20, 2012

'Secret Meeting' in South Carolina Held to Quash ESEA Waiver

South Carolina Superintendent Mick Zais said he walked into a meeting he wasn't invited to where U.S. Rep. James Clyburn and former South Carolina Governor Richard Riley were at work convincing Education Secretary Arne Duncan not to approved the state's waiver.

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.

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