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December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

December 09, 2014

Fixing NCLB

Lots of very tricky issues will need to be worked out if No Child Left Behind is going to be fixed and reauthorized. Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss.

December 09, 2014

Legislation Would Help States Rethink Testing Systems, Pare Back Tests

The bill would allow states and districts to funnel federal resources into rethinking the number and types of tests they require.

December 05, 2014

Wary of Proficiency Rates, California Eyes New Reporting Method for Test Scores

It will be interesting to watch how the Golden State attempts to walk the line between having to report achievement in categories, and wanting to use scale scores.

December 05, 2014

California Moves Toward New Test-Score Reporting

Federal law requires states to report student test scores in achievement levels, but leaders in the Golden State want to take a different approach.

December 02, 2014

What Might a Republican No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization Look Like?

Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.

November 18, 2014

Will Nebraska Apply for a No Child Left Behind Act Waiver?

At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.

November 14, 2014

Education Department Extends New Mexico's NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education continues its trend of extending states' No Child Left Behind Act waivers even if they haven't completely taken care of everything cited in their monitoring reports.

November 11, 2014

Democrats Call on Ed. Department to Ensure Equity in NCLB Waiver Guidance

Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.

November 04, 2014

Republicans Will Control Senate in the 114th Congress

With a Republican wave in the midterm elections, conservatives clinch control over the U.S. Senate.

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