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September 22, 2011

Teacher Evaluations Part of NCLB Flexibility Package

States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.

September 20, 2011

ESEA Proposals, NCLB Waivers Trouble Special Ed. Advocates

Change the No Child Left Behind law in the short and long terms could erase some of the progress the law has made for students with disabilities.

September 16, 2011

Duncan Unveils Digital Promise Center

The new center will aim to identify and support the most effective education technology innovations and expose them more broadly to schools across the country.

September 14, 2011

Senate Proposal Would End "Highly Qualified" Designation

A bill to be introduced by Republican senators takes aim at the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 09, 2011

Federal Health Agency Must Do More on Restraints, Seclusion

A federal committee wants more done to ensure children and adults subjected to restraints or seclusion are kept safe.

September 06, 2011

Rules Finally Issued on Infants, Toddlers With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has issued new rules about how states and school districts should work with infants and toddlers with disabilities.

August 24, 2011

Changes on the Horizon for TIF?

For the next round of the federal Teacher Incentive Fund grants, the U.S. Department of Education plans to make some alternations to program, officials said this week at a meeting of TIF grantees.

August 12, 2011

S.C.'s Penalty for Cutting Special Ed. Spending Delayed

The delay raises questions about whether such penalties for states that cut education spending without federal approval are meaningful.

July 22, 2011

Bill Would Boost Federal Spending on Students with Disabilities

A new bill proposes the federal government live up to its promise to pay 40 percent of the costs of educating students with disabilities.

June 28, 2011

Good News, Bad News on E-Rate

The FCC has loosened some requirements while tightening others around the $2.25 billion dollar federal technology subsidy program.

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