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.
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July 22, 2014
July 08, 2014
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
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
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
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
A new study finds that NCLB has had a limited influence on teachers' perceptions of their jobs.
June 09, 2014
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 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
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
A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.