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February 20, 2015

The Twists and Turns of Arne Duncan's Testing Talk

The U.S. Secretary of Education is criticizing Republicans for not imposing limits on testing in the same breath he's calling for keeping annual, statewide assessments.

February 09, 2015

Arne Duncan Makes Push to Continue i3 Program in NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Secretary of Education wants to preserve Investing in Innovation, an Obama administration competitive-grant program that would be scrapped under Republican legislation to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act.

February 09, 2015

Could Local Tests Be the Way Forward in an NCLB Rewrite?

Congress mulls a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that could roll back the law's testing requirements—or let districts create their own systems, with state approval.

February 07, 2015

Anti-Testing Advocates Flood Congressional Staff Inboxes

Please Stop Punitive High Stakes Testing! That was the message that poured into the inboxes of congressional staffers taking the lead on rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act this morning ... more than 800 times.

February 04, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver From Feds Over Use of Test Scores

The California Department of Education is seeking a one-year reprieve from the U.S. Department of Education from the use of student performance on Smarter Balanced assessments in determining school performance.

February 04, 2015

Title I Portability Would Hurt Poorest Districts, Says Obama-Aligned Think Tank

Letting Title I dollars for disadvantaged kids follow students to the public school of their choice would end up diluting the program's focus on children in poverty.

February 03, 2015

What Do Principals, Teachers Want in an NCLB Rewrite?

A draft bill in the U.S. Senate that would roll back the federal footprint in education is drawing mixed reactions.

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 27, 2015

Does Ditching Annual Tests Hinder School Choice? Yes, Some Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 26, 2015

K-12 Advocates Oppose Title I Portability Language in Alexander's NCLB Draft

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

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