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September 30, 2014

Is Testing Designed to Promote Inequality?

While corporate lobbying and palm-greasing is disturbing in its own right, we can't pin the obsession with testing on Pearson.

September 29, 2014

Arne Duncan's Summer To-Do List: What's Done? What's Next?

The Education Department still needs to tackle teacher preparation regulations and outline criteria for judging assessments.

September 26, 2014

George Miller: 'Students are Enthusiastic' About Meeting Common-Core Challenge

The retiring U.S. representative also says that politicians are attacking the standards largely to position themselves better for the 2016 presidential elections.

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.

September 23, 2014

New Study: Adequate Yearly Progress Not So Bad

A new study shows that NCLB's accountability system may not be as bad as some people think.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

September 16, 2014

Which NCLB Waiver States May Delay Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

At least 17 waiver recipients say they are likely to take the U.S. Department of Education up on its recent offer to postpone using student achievement data in teacher evaluations this school year.

September 15, 2014

CORE Districts' NCLB Waiver Extended, But Placed on "High Risk" Status

That means the districts—including Fresno, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sanger, and Santa Ana Unified School Districts—have some work to do if they want to keep their waiver in the 2015-16 school year and beyond.

September 12, 2014

Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.

September 05, 2014

NCLB Waivers Extended for Tennessee and D.C.

Unlike many states who have received waiver extensions lately, the letters for both the Volunteer State and the nation's capitol have absolutely no caveats.

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