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July 05, 2011

Ed. Dept. Warns States It Will Enforce 'Broken' NCLB

The U.S. Department of Education will not let states disregard the No Child Left Behind Act, even if Congress fails to reauthorize it.

June 30, 2011

South Dakota Also Plans to Defy NCLB

South Dakota will freeze its performance targets at 2009-10 levels, thus ignoring No Child Left Behind.

June 23, 2011

Rep. Kline Seeks Details on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The two top Republicans in the House when it comes to K-12 policy want a detailed explanation of the Education Department's NCLB waiver plan by July 1.

June 23, 2011

Idaho Will Defy NCLB, Schools' Chief Luna Tells Duncan

Rather than seek a waiver, Idaho schools' chief Tom Luna is telling the U.S. Department of Education it will ignore NCLB and implement its own accountability system.

June 20, 2011

CCSSO Releases Roadmap for Accountability

A group of more than 40 states bands together to offer a suggest an alternative to the accountability system under No Child Left Behind.

June 16, 2011

House GOP Seeks to Bolster Charters in ESEA Rewrite

States would be encouraged to set up more high-quality charter schools under a measure introduced by House Republicans.

June 14, 2011

Rep. Miller Not a Fan of Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The top Democrat on the House education committee is skeptical about the education secretary's plan to offer waivers if Congress doesn't move soon on ESEA reauthorization.

June 13, 2011

Duncan Claims Authority to Tie NCLB Waivers to 'Reforms'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he has "pretty clear" authority to demand a package of reforms in exchange for waivers from No Child Left Behind.

June 13, 2011

Will States Accept Duncan-Style Reforms for NCLB Relief?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will offer states relief from No Child Left Behind if Congress doesn't rewrite the law by fall, but not all states are likely to welcome the conditions that will come with any new flexibility.

May 26, 2011

Lawmakers to Duncan: Keep NCLB's Tutoring Program

As lawmakers gear up to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, one question is what will happen to the free tutoring programs schools are required to offer if they fail to meet the law's achievement targets.

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