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January 09, 2012

Transparency Watch: How 'Public' is NCLB Waiver Judging?

The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.

January 06, 2012

House GOP NCLB Proposal Would Scale Back Federal Role

House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.

January 05, 2012

CCSSO to Congress, Obama: Write a Bipartisan NCLB Bill

With Republicans on the House education committee poised to release a GOP-only bill on NCLB reauthorization, the Council of Chief State School Officers is calling on House education leaders to come together on bipartisan legislation.

January 05, 2012

House to Release Teacher, Accountability Bills This Week

The House education committee will put out draft bills this week that address the issues at the heart of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, teacher quality and accountability, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said.

December 20, 2011

State Waiver Plans: Much Work Still To Do, New Reports Say

Most states have not completed work the U.S. Department of Education wants done in conjunction with issuing waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a pair of reports from the Center on Education Policy.

December 20, 2011

Mass., Tenn. Praised in New Report on NCLB Waiver Plans

Four states were identified in a new Center for American Progress report as having key missing pieces in their NCLB waiver plans: Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.

December 15, 2011

Duncan's 82% NCLB Failure Prediction Way Off Base, New Data Show

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's warning about the proportion of schools that would "fail" under NCLB this year if Congress didn't rewrite the law was 34 percentage points too high, says a new Center on Education Policy report.

December 14, 2011

An Insider's Guide to the 11 NCLB Waiver Plans

Check out Education Week's series of stories on what's inside the applications for No Child Left Behind waivers that 11 states have submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education.

December 07, 2011

NCLB Waivers: Montana Says No Thanks

Montana schools' chief Denise Juneau cited the financial cost as one reason her state won't seek a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

December 02, 2011

NCLB Waiver Plans: How Important Are Subgroups and AMOs?

The first round of state applications for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act raises significant questions about the future of state-led accountability systems.

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