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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.

August 06, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Grants California Districts' CORE Waiver

Eight districts that educate 1 million students get unprecedented flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act to implement their own accountability system separate from California's.

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.

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