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October 21, 2014

Oklahoma Wants Its NCLB Waiver Back, Right Now

The Sooner State stands a very good chance of getting its waiver back. It's just a question of when.

October 20, 2014

Florida's First Formal Move Against the U.S. Dept. of Ed on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.

October 20, 2014

Florida Takes First Formal Step Against U.S. Dept. of Ed. on ELL Testing

Scott sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, requesting a hearing on the issue before the Office of the Administrative Law Judges.

October 16, 2014

Regents' Approval of Standards Could Help Oklahoma Regain NCLB Waiver

Now that Oklahoma's institutions of higher education have given its standards the OK, the Sooner State has suddenly found itself in a position to regain NCLB flexibility.

October 16, 2014

How Would Some Experts Design K-12 Accountability From Scratch?

State tests would be less frequent and assessments would incorporate a lot of performance tasks, in an imaginary 51st state.

October 15, 2014

Waiverless Oklahoma Navigates Tough Transition Back to NCLB

Back in August, Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, and accountability in that state has been unsettled ever since.

October 09, 2014

Six Additional States Get NCLB Waiver Extensions

Six additional states have now seen their No Child Left Behind waivers extended through the end of this school year, including Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah.

October 09, 2014

Ed. Dept.'s Plan for Remaking Turnaround Grants Not Flexible, Educators Say

The Obama administration's plan for revamping the School Improvement Grant program doesn't give states and districts enough flexibility in coming up with ways to turn around low-performing schools, advocates say.

October 09, 2014

Should a School Get an 'A' Even if Poor and Minority Students Underperform?

Education Trust looked at A-through-F-type school grading systems in three states and found that such ratings are "not a powerful signal of the performance of every individual group of kids."

September 26, 2014

Miller on Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and NCLB Renewal

Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.

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