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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.

August 03, 2011

Are 82% of Schools 'Failing' Under NCLB, as Duncan Warned?

Based on states that have already reported their "adequate yearly progress" or AYP results, the failure rate for schools may not be nearly as the high as the 82 percent that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted.

July 27, 2011

Harkin: No Specific Target Date Now for ESEA

The Senate education chairman declined today to be specific about exactly when the panel would get around to marking up the very, very long-overdue ESEA reauthorization bill.

July 15, 2011

New Details Emerge on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The Education Department seems ready to waive the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and language arts in exchange for states adopting college- and career-readiness standards and tests.

July 13, 2011

Education Funding Flexibility Bill Clears House Committee

Republicans say the measure would make it easier for districts and states to direct federal dollars where they are most needed.But Democrats say the proposed leeway would allow districts and states to ignore the students most at risk - poor and minority kids.

July 07, 2011

GOP Proposes Unprecedented Flexibility in Ed. Spending

States and districts would get unprecedented leeway to move around federal money under the latest in a series of bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 07, 2011

Kline Talks Flexibility Bill, Says It Won't Be Bipartisan

A bill offering superintendents flexibility in spending federal dollars is likely to stir partisan battle.

July 06, 2011

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan

Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.

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