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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.

August 15, 2011

Ed. Dept. Allows Montana to Rewrite Its NCLB History

Montana gets to reset its proficiency targets so more schools make adequate yearly progress this year, under a deal reached with the U.S. Department of Education.

August 12, 2011

GOP Candidates Criticize NCLB in Debate

Two GOP candidates were asked if they would continue to enforce the No Child Left Behind Act, as president. The answer was an emphatic "no"

August 10, 2011

District Advocates Not Fans of Duncan's NCLB Waiver Ideas

NSBA and AASA argue that, if the department wants to provide some relief from NCLB, they should do it in a state-by-state, case-by-case basis

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 08, 2011

Obama Gives Go-Ahead for NCLB Waivers to States

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will spell out in September what states will have to do to get waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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.

August 01, 2011

Idaho Wins NCLB Flexibility; More States Line up for Relief

As more states ask the U.S. Department of Education from relief NCLB, federal officials gave Idaho approval to bypass one piece of the nation's school accountability law.

July 31, 2011

'Save Our Schools' Leaders Craft Next Steps

The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.

July 29, 2011

'Save Our Schools' Rally Turns Up the Heat

Speakers and workshops turned up the rhetorical heat on standards- and test-based accountability and other policies opposed by those attending the four-day gathering that includes a march on the White House on Saturday.

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