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October 23, 2014

Will New Hampshire Be Arne Duncan's 'Test Case' for Accountability 2.0?

New Hampshire wants to cut the frequency of state-wide summative tests in a handful of districts, in favor of performance-based tests.

August 12, 2014

Republican Lawmakers Ask GAO to Probe NCLB Waivers

Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers

July 31, 2014

What Happens on K-12 Policy if Republicans Take Over the U.S. Senate?

The person best positioned to make an educated guess on that question is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate education committee. Alexander is the likeliest candidate to take over the helm of the Senate education committee if the chamber flips to GOP control in the fall.

April 30, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Sales Pitch for Waivers, Turnarounds, Early Ed in Senate Hearing

No Child Left Behind waivers are not having a very good week on Capitol Hill.

March 18, 2014

What Happens If a State Loses Its NCLB Waiver?

Washington state may provide the U.S. Department of Education with its first test case of the fallout if a state loses its No Child Left Behind Act waiver.

March 12, 2014

U.S. House Committee Convenes Wide-Ranging Hearing on Charters

A panel of charter school experts testified on a multitude of charter school issues, including facilities funding, accountability, and closures.

December 16, 2011

House Republicans Likely to Write Own NCLB Bill

GOP lawmakers on the House education committee are likely to write a Republican-only version of a bill renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education, a House GOP aide said.

November 11, 2011

House Minority Lawmakers Want Subgroup Targets in ESEA Bill

A group of House lawmakers from areas with many Asian, African-American, and Hispanic students want performance targets for various student subgroups in any ESEA rewrite.

November 08, 2011

ESEA Bill Gets Day in Sun at Senate Hearing

A chief Democratic sponsor of the measure cast it as an important, but imperfect compromise, while Republicans said it wouldn't do enough to rein in the federal role in education.

November 07, 2011

ESEA Bill Poised for Hearing, But Will it Gain Senate Traction?

A bill to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces a crowded Senate calendar worry over some provisions, as some keep an eye on the House.

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