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October 07, 2011

Details Emerge on Senate ESEA Discussions

A draft NCLB proposal would put a strong federal focus on the lowest-performing schools and those with big achievement gaps.

October 05, 2011

NEA Likes Senate GOP's Bill to Overhaul NCLB

Count the National Education Association as a fan (for the most part) of the No Child Left Behind Act renewal bill put forth last month by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

September 29, 2011

Key Senate Panel Schedules Markup on ESEA Renewal Bill

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Oct. 18 plans to consider a measure reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 23, 2011

Obama: NCLB Waivers Not an 'Escape' From Accountability

So far, state schools' chiefs are welcoming the Obama administration's waiver package, even though it does come with some significant strings.

September 22, 2011

Obama Administration Sets Rules for NCLB Waivers

A plan unveiled today would waive key requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for student proficiency in math and language arts.

September 21, 2011

Bullying Remains Federal Priority; More Research Needed

A second national conference on bullying was yet another reminder of the current administration's emphasis on combating what is seen as a growing problem.

September 14, 2011

Alexander, GOP Senators Introduce Own ESEA Bills

Sen. Lamar Alexander and three colleagues announced a series of bills aimed at renewing pieces of No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

September 13, 2011

House Gives Bipartisan Stamp of Approval to Charter Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives took what has become a rare step today: It passed an education bill with broad bipartisan support. But there was still a lot of drama behind the scenes.

September 12, 2011

Key House Democrat Wants Hearings on Obama Jobs Plan Right Away

So will Obama big jobs plan actually reinvigorate the sluggish economy? Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, wants to know the answer to that question.

August 08, 2011

Reaction Pours in on NCLB Waiver Announcement

State officials give a thumbs-up to the idea of wiggle room from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but others sound a note of caution.

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