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August 31, 2015

World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents

An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.

August 25, 2015

Education Department Alters Testing Requirement for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has taken a politically symbolic step: It's officially said that states can offer alternate assessments only to the 1 percent of students who have severe cognitive disabilities.

August 21, 2015

Despite High Opt-Out Rates, Education Department Won't Punish N.Y., Report Says

Federal law requires each school to test at least 95 percent of its students or else the district or state could face sanctions, some as severe as losing Title I money for low-income students.

August 13, 2015

Maine, Michigan Snag Three-Year NCLB Waiver Renewals

Both Maine and Michigan received three-year renewals of their NCLB waivers, meaning they won't have to request another during President Barack Obama's tenure.

August 13, 2015

Maine, Michigan Snag Three-Year NCLB Waiver Renewals

Both Maine and Michigan received three-year renewals of their NCLB waivers, meaning they won't have to request another during President Barack Obama's tenure.

August 06, 2015

Connecticut Wins Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.

August 06, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals

The states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

August 06, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals

The states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.

July 20, 2015

Parent Checklist Flags Key Questions for Boosting Advocacy

The U.S. Department of Education and several organizations have released a checklist of questions for parents seeking to ensure their children are receiving a quality education.

June 29, 2015

Education Department Pitches 'Family Rights' at PTA Convention

Free, quality preschool, challenging standards, and an affordable college degree are key elements of the U.S. Department of Education's "Set of Family Rights".

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