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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.

July 28, 2011

Teachers Converging on Washington for 4-Day Schools Rally

A four-day gathering in Washington, D.C., of those who say they're fed up with test-driven accountability includes march near the White House on Saturday.

July 27, 2011

Harkin: No Specific Target Date Now for ESEA

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

New Details Emerge on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

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.

July 13, 2011

Education Funding Flexibility Bill Clears House Committee

Republicans say the measure would make it easier for districts and states to direct federal dollars where they are most needed.But Democrats say the proposed leeway would allow districts and states to ignore the students most at risk - poor and minority kids.

July 07, 2011

Ed. Dept. Gives Montana Deadline to Comply With NCLB

The U.S. Department of Education has given Montana an Aug. 15 deadline to report how the state plans to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 07, 2011

GOP Proposes Unprecedented Flexibility in Ed. Spending

States and districts would get unprecedented leeway to move around federal money under the latest in a series of bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 07, 2011

Kline Talks Flexibility Bill, Says It Won't Be Bipartisan

A bill offering superintendents flexibility in spending federal dollars is likely to stir partisan battle.

July 06, 2011

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan

Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.

July 05, 2011

Kline: No Response from Ed. Department on Waiver Letter

The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.

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