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January 30, 2015

Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help?

School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.

January 30, 2015

Major K-12 Groups to Congress: Keep Annual Tests in NCLB Rewrite

The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.

January 29, 2015

School Bullying: Federal Bill Would Set Mandates for Local Policies, Data

The bill would mandate local bullying policies and require data collection and reporting at the local, state, and federal level.

January 29, 2015

House Will Vote on NCLB Reauthorization Last Week in February

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., plans to forego hearings on reauthorization and use the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress as the starting point for the legislative process.

January 29, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: A Broken NCLB and Its Unintended Consequences

Why the record of achievement for test-based accountability in No Child Left Behind has been dismal and rife with unintended consequences.

January 27, 2015

Senate Ed. Panel Unlikely to Require Teacher Evaluations in NCLB Overhaul

Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.

January 26, 2015

ESEA Hearing: What Wasn't Answered

There is no point in discussing what testing program best provides accountability if the tests do not actually measure any of the things we want schools to be accountable for.

January 26, 2015

Community Schools Advocates Push for 'Whole Child' Focus in ESEA Update

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.

January 26, 2015

Coalition Emphasizes School-Community Partnerships in NCLB Overhaul

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.

January 26, 2015

K-12 Advocates Oppose Title I Portability Language in Alexander's NCLB Draft

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

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