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December 17, 2014

Some Waiver States May Be Able to Pause Accountability Systems This Year

Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.

December 15, 2014

GOP Senate Aides Working on Draft ESEA Bill That Could Ditch Annual Testing

That's an idea that's likely to prove popular with education organizations, especially teachers' unions.

December 10, 2014

What Do We Do About NCLB?

All I want to do with NCLB is blow it up. I realize I'm dreaming, but so is anyone who thinks we can have 100% above average students or who thinks that free market forces could possibly help education. I like my dream better.

December 09, 2014

Fixing NCLB

Lots of very tricky issues will need to be worked out if No Child Left Behind is going to be fixed and reauthorized. Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

December 08, 2014

Louisiana Gets No Child Left Behind Waiver Extension

The approval comes with a number of asterisks, although none of them seem to be related to the turmoil in the Pelican State over the Common Core State Standards.

December 04, 2014

A Look at How One State Is Using Its NCLB Waiver to Close Gaps

Minnesota's emphasis on closing the achievement gap between high-achieving white students and poor and minority students seems to be reaping early rewards.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

November 25, 2014

Seven States Put on NCLB Waiver-Renewal Fast Track

Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have been tapped to renew their waivers through an expedited process, the department said Tuesday.

November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Is Reclaiming Its No Child Left Behind Act Waiver

The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.

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