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January 28, 2015

Senate Education Committee Clears Education Research Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, said the research bill is important to the committee's work in reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 28, 2015

Rep. John Kline: Annual, Statewide Tests Give Parents, School Boards Transparency

The head of the House education committee stressed that keeping the No Child Left Behind Act's testing regime intact is necessary, but would ditch the law's punitive sanctions.

January 27, 2015

Supporters of IDEA 'Full-Funding' Try Again With New Bill

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.

January 27, 2015

Senate Ed. Panel Unlikely to Require Teacher Evaluations in NCLB Overhaul

Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.

January 27, 2015

Does Ditching Annual Tests Hinder School Choice? Yes, Some Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 26, 2015

Community Schools Advocates Push for 'Whole Child' Focus in ESEA Update

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.

January 26, 2015

Coalition Emphasizes School-Community Partnerships in NCLB Overhaul

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.

January 26, 2015

K-12 Advocates Oppose Title I Portability Language in Alexander's NCLB Draft

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

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

Senate Education Committee Set to Clear Research Bill

Education watchers were disappointed last month, when a promising bipartisan-backed bill failed to make it through the lame-duck session.

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