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December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

December 10, 2014

What Do We Do About NCLB?

All I want to do with NCLB is blow it up. I realize I'm dreaming, but so is anyone who thinks we can have 100% above average students or who thinks that free market forces could possibly help education. I like my dream better.

December 09, 2014

Fixing NCLB

Lots of very tricky issues will need to be worked out if No Child Left Behind is going to be fixed and reauthorized. Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

November 18, 2014

Will Nebraska Apply for a No Child Left Behind Act Waiver?

At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.

November 17, 2014

What Are Arne Duncan's 'Lines in the Sand' When it Comes to NCLB Renewal?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see annual state assessments remain at the core of any reauthorization of NCLB, said state chiefs who participated in a Q-and-A in San Diego.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept. Directs States to Improve Teacher Distribution

Twenty-seven pages of new guidance released on the issue Monday appear to give states a lot of running room to figure out just what these equity plans should look like.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

October 28, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Want Resources for Students to Factor in Accountability

Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.

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