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February 03, 2014

Four More States Win Testing Waivers From U.S. Department of Education

Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.

January 29, 2014

The Rematch: Indiana Sen. Offers New Anti-Common-Core Bill, Which Advances

The bill would require Indiana to drop the common core, but wouldn't explicitly bar the state from re-adopting the standards later this year.

January 13, 2014

Is the Education Department Nitpicking States Over NCLB Waivers?

After New York is dinged for not putting a list of reward schools online versus sending out a press release, some are wondering if federal officials are monitoring the right things.

January 08, 2014

No Child Left Behind Turns 12 Today. Now What?

The law hits its dozen year mark during the school year in which it specifies, that technically, all children are supposed to be proficient in reading and math.

January 06, 2014

Waiver States Struggle With Priority Schools, English-Learners, Ed. Dept. Finds

Mississippi and Idaho have some of the biggest problems, according to a new wave of No Child Left Behind Act monitoring reports from the U.S. Department of Education.

December 17, 2013

Coalition Pressures Education Dept. Over Teacher-Equity Backtracking

A variety of civil rights groups protest the U.S. Department of Education's lack of action on the distribution of effective teachers.

October 09, 2013

Racial Equity 50 Years After King's Speech

Equity is still boldly proclaimed to be our nation's prime education policy in both federal and state laws and court decisions. What is required in the years ahead is serious enforcement of these legal and moral mandates.

August 15, 2013

NCLB Waivers in Kansas, Oregon, Washington at 'High Risk'

Federal officials are threatening to revoke waivers for three states at the end of the 2013-14 school year over their failure to come up with new teacher-evaluation systems.

August 08, 2013

Calif. Supplemental Ed. Providers Lose Under NCLB Waiver

Providers of supplemental education services in eight districts in the Golden State are likely to lose revenues now that an NCLB waiver has been granted.

August 07, 2013

U.S. Education Department Seeks Advice on Testing-System Reviews

In light of a new tests linked to college- and career-ready standards, the U.S. Department of Education wants to rethink how it approves state tests.

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