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September 26, 2014

Miller on Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and NCLB Renewal

Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.

September 25, 2014

What If? 'Tweeting' the Historic 1989 Education Summit

Any policy impact aside, one thing is almost certain: Social media would have made the Charlottesville, Va., summit a lot more fun for education journalists to cover.

September 22, 2014

New Preschool Poll Shows Voters in North Carolina Ready to Invest in Early Ed.

Results of the poll were shared with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and the state's Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, who are in the nation's closest mid-term election race.

September 22, 2014

How Do You Keep Students From Becoming Cynical?

Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 19, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

September 17, 2014

Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.

September 17, 2014

Senate Education Panel Clears Education Research Bill

In the second showing of bipartisanship on education bills this week, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed an education research bill on voice vote.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

September 12, 2014

Congress Strikes Deal on Child Care and Development Block Grant Overhaul

After months of negotiations, lawmakers struck a bipartisan, bicameral deal to update the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

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