So far, state schools' chiefs are welcoming the Obama administration's waiver package, even though it does come with some significant strings.
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September 23, 2011
September 22, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.