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July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.

July 29, 2015

Rep. Fattah Charged With Illegally Funneling Money Through His Ed Nonprofit

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., who was previously a member of the House education committee, has pushed for legislation that would require states to equalize educational resources.

July 28, 2015

Teacher-Turned-Congressman: Rep. Mark Takano's Take on ESEA Rewrite

Takano favors grade-span testing, supports the federal mandate that states and schools test 95 percent of students, and thinks accountability should be entirely left up to states.

July 23, 2015

Lawmakers in the House Introduce Scaled-Back, Bipartisan FERPA Overhaul

After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.

July 21, 2015

Extensive K-12 Record for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Newest GOP White House Hopeful

The former congressman and current governor of the Buckeye State has a record on K-12 policy that stretches back decades and touches on education spending and school choice.

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 14, 2015

Senate Votes Down ESEA Amendment Designed to Protect LGBT Students

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 08, 2015

LGBT Student Bullying Protections to Be Included in ESEA Reauthorization Debate

The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.

July 06, 2015

What to Watch as Congress Debates Bills to Remake NCLB

The good news? The chances of finishing a bill and getting it to the president's desk by the end of this year or early next are better than they ever, ever have been before. The bad news? It's far from a slam dunk.

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