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October 17, 2014

White House Event Focuses on Closing Vocabulary Gap Between Rich and Poor

Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.

October 08, 2014

Feds Seek More User-Friendly K-12 Environment for States With New Office

The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

July 31, 2014

Five States Receive NCLB Waiver Extensions

Georgia, Delaware, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina are the latest to receive extensions of their flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education.

July 09, 2014

After Cyber Attacks, Kansas Board Votes to Not Report Test Scores

The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?

June 25, 2014

Draft Criteria for Federal Reviews of State Assessments Expected This Summer

A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.

March 07, 2014

Texas Spoke Too Soon: U.S. Ed. Still Working With State on Waiver

Contrary to what Texas announced yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education has not denied its request for a waiver to help it avoid testing Algebra 1 students twice.

March 07, 2014

Feds Say No, They Actually Haven't Rejected Texas' Testing Waiver Request

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

January 29, 2014

Some Charters Can Use Weighted Lotteries, New Federal Guidance Says

New non-regulatory guidance for the U.S. Department of Education's Charter School Program permits charters to hold weighted lotteries for disadvantaged children.

January 13, 2014

Is the Education Department Nitpicking States Over NCLB Waivers?

After New York is dinged for not putting a list of reward schools online versus sending out a press release, some are wondering if federal officials are monitoring the right things.

January 06, 2014

Waiver States Struggle With Priority Schools, English-Learners, Ed. Dept. Finds

Mississippi and Idaho have some of the biggest problems, according to a new wave of No Child Left Behind Act monitoring reports from the U.S. Department of Education.

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