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.
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February 20, 2015
February 09, 2015
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 04, 2015
Nearly one year after winning a controversial NCLB "double-testing" waiver, California is once again seeking significant exemptions from provisions of the federal education law.
January 29, 2015
The request, which is $150 million more than the current federal budget, would allocate nearly $60 million in new funding for repairing schools and new construction.
January 26, 2015
What's high on National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia's wish list for renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act?
January 23, 2015
The feds told Texas that its teacher evaluation system isn't coming close to cutting the mustard when it comes to what's expected for states with NCLB waivers.
January 19, 2015
President Obama is expected to make the case that his broader tax proposal will help families cover the cost of child care and gain access to college for their children.
January 18, 2015
Over at my other blog, this week brought reactions to Arne Duncan's big-ish speech on ESEA, as well as some other folks with thoughts about what the rewrite of ESEA should look like-- including a complete AFT about-face.
January 14, 2015
The two national teachers' unions, which collectively represent more than 4.6 million educators, are some of the most important (and powerful) groups that will try to shape the draft going forward.
January 14, 2015
"Congress must not abdicate its responsibility to help all children succeed." The first picture that popped into my head was an old white guy in a suit, knocking on some family's front door. When a parent answers, he says, "Hello. I'm Senator Bumswoggle, and I'm here to help Chris study for the big algebra test tomorrow."