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November 17, 2014

What Are Arne Duncan's 'Lines in the Sand' When it Comes to NCLB Renewal?

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see annual state assessments remain at the core of any reauthorization of NCLB, said state chiefs who participated in a Q-and-A in San Diego.

November 13, 2014

Ed. Dept. to Give Some Waiver States Fast Track to Longer Renewal

States seeking to keep their NCLB law waivers will have to do more to show how they plan to identify and intervene in low-performing schools, but won't have to give data showing their new systems are improving student achievement, new U.S. Department of Education guidance says.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

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.

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