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February 08, 2013

Five Important Questions About NCLB Waiver Implementation

How states will be held accountable for their No Child Left Behind waiver is one of the key questions going forward.

February 07, 2013

Ed. Trust Slams NCLB Waivers for Neglecting At-Risk Students

A new report identifies four big issues with the No Child Left Behind waivers.

February 05, 2013

Governors, State Chiefs Renew Plea for NCLB Rewrite

In a letter to congressional leaders, 10 state and local government groups grew more critical of the Obama administration's waivers granted under the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 18, 2013

School Choice Advocate to Lead Independent Schools Association

John E. Chubb's appointment as the next president of the National Association of Independent Schools is sparking some backlash from private school educators.

January 08, 2013

California Should Suspend Some Tests for 2013-14, Tom Torlakson Says

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recommended suspending some tests in 2013-14 to help the state prepare for the Common Core State Standards.

January 08, 2013

Senate Panel to Take a Closer Look at NCLB Waivers

The Senate Education committee is likely to hold an oversight hearing on the NCLB waivers, which so far haven't gotten much formal congressional scrutiny.

January 05, 2013

Revealing Debate over the Education Reform Dichotomy

is it possible to fight for a system that leaves no children behind, which promotes equity and equal opportunity to ALL? Can we commit to spending the MOST resources on the neediest children to address safety and learning issues? Can we commit to addressing the underlying poverty which creates so many of the behavior, learning, and safety issues in schools? Can we commit to ensuring that no matter where you live, you will have a well-kept, EQUITABLY resourced (more resources for needier schools), properly staffed school, complete with access to libraries, up-to-date technology, social workers, counselors, and foreign language, arts, music, etc?

January 04, 2013

California Gets Official NCLB Waiver Rejection Letter

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said California's request for an NCLB waiver does not meet the "high bar" needed for a waiver.

October 17, 2012

Idaho Wins NCLB Waiver

Idaho joins 33 other states plus the District of Columbia that have designed their own accountability systems under waivers from No Child Left Behind that have been granted by the U.S. Department of Education.

October 16, 2012

Should School Goals Under NCLB Waivers Vary by Race, Ethnicity?

When setting goals new goals for schools and groups of at-risk students as part of the No Child Left Behind waiver process, what should matter more: proficiency rates six years from now, or the rate of growth?

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