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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.

May 25, 2011

House Committee Votes to Scrap More Than 40 Education Programs

The House education panel approves a measure that would eliminate programs the committee sees as duplicative or not the right role for the federal government.

May 24, 2011

NSBA, AASA Call for ESEA Regulatory Relief

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to be stuck in neutral, with even the administration expressing frustration with the pace of negotiations. Now the National School Boards Association and the American Association of School Administrators have launched a petition ca...

May 24, 2011

Kline Talks ESEA, Common Curriculum, and Pawlenty

The House education committee chairman gives radio host Bill Bennett his views on how reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act might proceed.

May 10, 2011

House Readies Bills on Program Elimination, Flexibility

A bill in the works would give school districts greater leeway in using federal education funding, but another measure being discussed would scrap a number of targeted programs.

April 26, 2011

Should the New ESEA Go Beyond State Tests?

It turns out that 20 states that rated schools over the past couple years considered a bunch of areas beyond the state tests required under the NCLB law.

April 01, 2011

Congressional Groups Press for Continued Subgroup Accountability

Congressional groups join civil rights activists to call for continued subgroup accountability in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

March 29, 2011

Keep Subgroup Mandates in ESEA, Civil Rights Groups Urge

A strongly worded letter from a broad range of civil rights and other groups warns against watering down subgroup data mandates in renewal of ESEA.

March 17, 2011

Bipartisan Pair of Senators to Tackle Education Red Tape

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Michael Bennet introduce a bill seeking to make better sense of the maze of federal and state K-12 regulations.

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