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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 04, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver From Feds Over Use of Test Scores

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

Obama Budget Seeks $1 Billion for Native American Schools, Youth Programs

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

NEA to Arne Duncan: New NCLB Should Track Student Access to Early Ed., Funding

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

Ed. Dept. and Texas Tussle Over Teacher Evaluation

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

How Will Education Play in the State of the Union Address?

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

Curmudgucation Digest (January 18)

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

Democrats Voice Concerns, Stakeholders Have Mixed Reactions to NCLB Draft

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 and Your Homework

"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."

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