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July 23, 2015

Seven States Get NCLB Waiver Renewals, Including Opt-Out Friendly Oregon

Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, and Utah can keep their flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, no matter what happens with a pending rewrite of the law.

July 20, 2015

Biggest Loser if ESEA Passes? Maybe the Next Education Secretary

If the legislation becomes law without major changes before the Obama administration leaves town, there may be an even bigger loser than Duncan: His successor.

July 16, 2015

Revising the No Child Left Behind Act: Issue by Issue

Here's a look at the Senate and House bills to rewrite the NCLB law, and how they compare to each other, current law, and the Obama administration's waivers.

July 16, 2015

Rep. Scott, Civil Rights Groups: We Need More Accountability in Senate ESEA Bill

The U.S. Senate's bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act doesn't go nearly far enough when it comes to accountability for low-income students and racial minorities.

July 16, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization: A Certain Gnashing of Teeth

Those anxious to reverse the aggressive federal role in education resulting from No Child Left Behind should not rush to simply push the pendulum as hard as possible in the other direction.

July 14, 2015

Arne Duncan Wants Accountability in ESEA, But It's Already Shifted In Waivers

The administration has already played a huge role in shifting the federal role in monitoring states' progress towards turning around low-performing schools and helping struggling students.

July 14, 2015

After-School Cuts on the Table in Congress

Next year's federal funding for after-school programs could be cut, eliminated or kept at the same level under four ESEA reauthorization and education spending bills being debated in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

July 14, 2015

Senate Democrats to Unveil Amendment to Boost Accountability in ESEA Rewrite

The amendment would require states to identify and intervene in their poorest-performing 5 percent of schools and those that graduate less than 67 percent of students for two consecutive years.

July 10, 2015

Senators Likely to Spar Over Title I Formula Amendment During Senate ESEA

Under the amendment, more states would gain Title I funding than lose it. But some that would lose funding would lose big time.

July 08, 2015

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment During ESEA Debate

Democrats cleared their first school choice policy hurdle, defeating a voucher amendment on the second day of debate on an Elementary and Secondary Education Act overhaul bill.

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