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August 02, 2013

A Conservative Kansas Board Member on Supporting Common Core

A conservative member of the Kansas state board believes attacks on the Common Core State Standards are motivated by fear, not facts.

July 29, 2013

More NCLB Waiver States Get Federal Approval for Teacher Evaluations

The U.S. Department of Education continues to quietly approve and negotiate over states' teacher-evaluation systems as part of its No Child Left Behind Act waiver process.

July 19, 2013

Businesses Find Problems, Opportunities in No Child Left Behind Rewrite Bill

Business interests are divided on yesterday's passage of a bill reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act, which GOP-controlled House of Representatives approved by a vote of 221-207 yesterday.

July 19, 2013

House Passes Partisan NCLB Rewrite, But Rocky Road Still Ahead

The Republican version is almost a complete U-turn, policy-wise, from the existing federal school accountability law.

July 19, 2013

Unions Say CORE Waiver Creates 'Privatized Shadow' Education System

This week, the nine California districts applying for their own tailor-made NCLB waiver met with federal officials to try to seal the deal.

July 18, 2013

House Debates No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Makes Big Changes on Teacher Evaluation

Conservative lawmakers won a big concession today on the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act.

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.

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