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July 18, 2013

House Scraps Teacher-Evaluation Mandate in NCLB Renewal Bill

The conservative wing of the GOP pushed Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education Committee, to what amounts to a major watering down of the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 18, 2013

Advocates Oppose ESEA Teacher-Evaluation Amendments

Several groups oppose amendments to the House's ESEA bill dealing with teacher evaluation.

July 18, 2013

STEM Coalition, Including Microsoft, Criticize GOP NCLB Rewrite

Their chief complaint of the STEM Education Coalition is that the bill would abolish the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program.

July 18, 2013

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Steps Up Opposition to GOP NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put members on notice that it could consider a vote in favor of the Student Success Act as an un-business friendly.

July 17, 2013

Republicans Target House Democrats Ahead of ESEA Floor Vote

Starting tomorrow, paid banner ads will run on education blogs in 10 Democratic congressional districts urging voters to tell representatives: "Put your kids first, not Washington bureaucrats."

July 17, 2013

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Could Expand School Choice

School choice will be part of the debate when the U.S. House of Representatives takes up its version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, possibly as early as this week.

July 02, 2013

Survey: Most States Undecided About Duncan's Extra Waiver Flexibility

Fourteen states said they can't or won't apply to the U.S. Department of Education for additional time to tie personnel decisions to teacher evaluations.

June 26, 2013

New Hampshire Gets NCLB Waiver

Only five states still have pending applications with the U.S. Department of Education for No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

June 25, 2013

Does Arne Duncan's NCLB Waiver Decision Open the Door for Illinois?

Illinois officials are wondering what the Education Secretary's new flexibility on teacher evaluations means for their waiver application, which continues to languish.

June 24, 2013

Where Independent School Voices Can Matter

A great educational system in a great society values school as a place where hopes and dreams are strengthened and refined and where children acquire the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to achieve them. It values teachers as key actors in making this happen.

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