The U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for K-12 addresses the promise and pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act waivers.
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August 18, 2014
August 15, 2014
Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.
August 14, 2014
The latest survey of education experts by Whiteboard Advisors reveals little confidence in the ability of Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
July 31, 2014
The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.
July 10, 2014
If Seattle gets the go-ahead from Duncan, it would be the first individual district in the country to get its very own waiver.
June 18, 2014
From state assessments and school turnarounds to teacher equity, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company won't get much time to kick back and work on their tans.
June 12, 2014
The Senate committee responsible for funding education has postponed the markup up of its federal fiscal 2015 spending bill, and Republicans are angry.
April 01, 2014
At Education Week's "Leaders to Learn From" live event in Washington, top federal policymakers discussed their role in school improvement.
March 18, 2014
Washington state may provide the U.S. Department of Education with its first test case of the fallout if a state loses its No Child Left Behind Act waiver.
January 08, 2014
The law hits its dozen year mark during the school year in which it specifies, that technically, all children are supposed to be proficient in reading and math.