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February 09, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Talk Plans for NCLB Rewrite at School Choice Jamboree

The real star of the day, however, was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Republican presidential hopeful who is spending the early part of this week in the nation's capital.

February 09, 2015

Could Local Tests Be the Way Forward in an NCLB Rewrite?

Congress mulls a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that could roll back the law's testing requirements—or let districts create their own systems, with state approval.

February 06, 2015

Senate Efforts to Rewrite NCLB Turn Bipartisan

Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., plan to work over the next few weeks to produce a bipartisan bill.

February 05, 2015

House Democrats Hold Their Own Session on Rewriting the NCLB Law

During the panel, Democrats worried that a bill from Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act would hurt the most-disadvantaged students.

February 04, 2015

Arne Duncan Urges Parents to Weigh In on NCLB Rewrite; Will It Work?

The U.S. Secretary of Education is unhappy about what he sees as a lack of resources and accountability in GOP legislation to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

February 04, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver From Feds Over Use of Test Scores

The California Department of Education is seeking a one-year reprieve from the U.S. Department of Education from the use of student performance on Smarter Balanced assessments in determining school performance.

February 04, 2015

House Democrats Push Back on NCLB Rewrite Timeline

The House education committee will mark up a proposal to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act on Feb. 11, and the House will debate the measure the week of Feb. 24.

February 04, 2015

Title I Portability Would Hurt Poorest Districts, Says Obama-Aligned Think Tank

Letting Title I dollars for disadvantaged kids follow students to the public school of their choice would end up diluting the program's focus on children in poverty.

February 03, 2015

How Much Control Should States Have in the NCLB Rewrite?

Under the current U.S. Senate draft to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, 67 federal education programs would be eliminated or not reauthorized.

February 03, 2015

House GOP Introduces Bill to Rewrite NCLB; Would Keep Tests in Place

If you're familiar with the Student Success Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 on a party-line vote, this bill should seem like old hat.

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