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July 22, 2014

Is There a Mismatch Between Ed. Dept.'s Teacher-Equity Plans and NCLB Waivers?

NCLB waivers and Race to the Top look at outcomes, like a teachers' ability to improve test scores; a new strategy aims mostly at inputs, like years of experience.

July 08, 2014

President Obama Asks Teachers for Help With Ed. Policy. What Did They Tell Him?

What if you got a chance to tell Obama and Duncan where you think the nation is going wrong, and right, when it comes to K-12 policy?

June 30, 2014

NCLB Waiver States Struggle to Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

An Education Week analysis of recent federal monitoring reports finds that many states were hard-pressed to turn around the bottom 5 percent of schools and help schools with persistent achievement gaps.

June 12, 2014

What Should New Accountability Systems Emphasize and Measure?

A high-powered panel discussion in Washington focused on school and student accountability, but revealed disparate attitudes about the importance of testing.

June 11, 2014

Study Disputes Conventional Wisdom on NCLB's Impact on Teacher Morale

A study finds that teachers reported having more classroom autonomy and more support from peers and administrators after the 2002 law took effect.

June 10, 2014

NCLB Not So Negative for Teachers, Study Says

A new study finds that NCLB has had a limited influence on teachers' perceptions of their jobs.

June 09, 2014

Alexander Slams Student Loan Proposals, Urges ESEA Fix Instead

Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.

June 03, 2014

What Should Federal Involvement Look Like?

What is the appropriate level of federal involvement? What can the Department of Education bring to the table that state and local actors can't? When does federal involvement become problematic?

May 13, 2014

What Happened to the Education Department's Teacher-Equity Strategy?

Now that the department has reversed course on a key aspect of waiver implementation dealing with teacher quality, some are wondering whether state and the feds have the bandwidth to tackle this difficult policy area.

May 09, 2014

Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only Approach

A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.

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