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November 04, 2015

Montana Chief Denise Juneau Announces Run for Congress

Juneau has emphasized graduation and teacher evaluation during her tenure, during which she's also said no to a waiver from NCLB but yes to a speaking spot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

November 04, 2015

Will Teacher Evaluations Through Test Scores Outlast Obama?

The answer may well be yes, if you consider a report by the National Council of Teacher Quality, an advocacy organization that likes the idea of more rigorous evaluations.

November 03, 2015

States May Get More Control Over Accountability. What Will They Do With It?

States will continue crafting and implementing accountability systems that build on nine basic principles outlined by state education leaders way back in 2011, chiefs say.

October 30, 2015

Could Washington State Get Its NCLB Waiver Back?

It's hard to imagine that Washington State—which is back under NCLB and not loving it—isn't feeling a little sore these days.

October 22, 2015

U.S. Department of Education Approves More State Teacher-Distribution Plans

The states are: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

October 08, 2015

Duncan, King, Democratic Senators: New ESEA Must Be Strong on Accountability

The toughest issue in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Finding the sweet spot on accountability.

September 29, 2015

Texas' NCLB Waiver Renewed, But Put on High Risk

Earlier this year, the Lone Star State essentially seemed to be daring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to pull its flexibility.

September 18, 2015

Teacher Evaluations at Center of South Dakota's Appeal of NCLB-Waiver Status

South Dakota and the U.S. Department of Education are disagreeing about the state's educator evaluation plans and what they should mean for its NCLB waiver.

September 08, 2015

Pennsylvania's No Child Left Behind Act Waiver Renewed

Every one of the 42 states that has a waiver applied for renewal, and most have already gotten the green light to hang onto their flexibility for at least one more year. Still waiting in the wings: Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas.

September 02, 2015

How Long Do Waiver States Have to Get Teacher-Evaluation Systems in Place?

The administration has quietly allowed more than a dozen waiver states until Obama's last year in office to fully put in place teacher-evaluation systems based on test scores.

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