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December 09, 2014

Legislation Would Help States Rethink Testing Systems, Pare Back Tests

The bill would allow states and districts to funnel federal resources into rethinking the number and types of tests they require.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

November 18, 2014

Will Nebraska Apply for a No Child Left Behind Act Waiver?

At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 30, 2014

How Can States Use College Entrance Tests for NCLB Accountability?

Some states are trying out ACT and SAT in their accountability systems, but there are limits to this approach.

October 29, 2014

Big Suburban District Leaders Favor Staggered Testing for NCLB Waiver States

Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 24, 2014

Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say

Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.

October 23, 2014

Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.

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