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October 25, 2011

Transparency Watch: Secret (For Now) NCLB Waiver Judges

The U.S. Department of Education will keep secret, for now, the names of the peer reviewers who will judge states' applications for waivers under No Child Left Behind.

October 24, 2011

NCLB Waivers: Part of Obama's Re-Election Strategy

The Obama administration's plan to grant waivers to states from No Child Left Behind is becoming part of a broader re-election strategy that's meant to emphasize the president's action in the face of Congressional deadlock.

October 21, 2011

Obama Admin. Concerned With Harkin-Enzi Accountability

Sounds like the Obama administration is less than thrilled with the accountability provisions in a bill passed out of the Senate education committee yesterday.

October 20, 2011

Senate Education Panel Approves ESEA Rewrite Bill

After a long delay, the Senate education committee has just approved a bill that would rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 20, 2011

Senate Ed. Panel Debates Goals, Turnarounds in ESEA Bill

The Senate education committee rejects an effort to change assessments and standards for students with disabilities and debates options for low-performing schools in the second day of markup on an ESEA reauthorization bill.

October 19, 2011

Win for Franken, Loss for Waivers at Kick-Off of ESEA Markup

A bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has some bipartisan support in the Senate education committee, but it doesn't look like the markup is going to be love fest.

October 19, 2011

ESEA Markup Paused Due to Sen. Paul Procedural Objection

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says lawmakers haven't had enough time to digest the more-than 800-page bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

October 18, 2011

What to Watch at Wednesday's ESEA Markup

There are 144 amendments filed in advance of Wednesday's markup of a bill to reauthorize the ESEA. More than half are from Sen. Rand Paul.

October 18, 2011

Disabilities Advocacy Group Opposes Harkin-Enzi ESEA Bill

The darling of students with disabilities in the U.S. Senate is now under fire for his proposed revision of NCLB that advocates say could allow students with disabilities to be overlooked.

October 18, 2011

Moderate Sens. Push Back on ESEA Bill's Teacher Evaluation

Teacher evaluation has already been a sticky issue in the debate over reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. And now it's getting even stickier.

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