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February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

February 25, 2015

Title I Portability for Private Schools to Get No Floor Vote in House NCLB Debate

The House rules committee will allow 44 of the 125 amendments filed to the GOP-backed rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act to be debated Thursday.

February 25, 2015

Efforts to Make NCLB Rewrite More Conservative Could Snag Process

Republicans who don't think the House No Child Left Behind Act rewrite goes far enough in restoring education decisions to the states could gum up the works in floor debate.

February 23, 2015

Lawmakers File Amendments Ahead of House Debate to Overhaul NCLB

The bulk of the 125 amendments came from Democrats who are seeking to restore accountability and dedicated funding streams for certain education programs.

February 23, 2015

Governors Express Anxiety Over NCLB Rewrite Moving Through Congress

Making public schools work better is a "personal mission" for many governors, said Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Nevada Republican, at a National Governors Association meeting.

February 19, 2015

House Set to Pass NCLB Rewrite Next Friday

A new schedule would send the Republican-backed No Child Left Behind rewrite to the floor for debate Wednesday and Thursday, with a final vote scheduled for Friday morning.

February 18, 2015

Arne Duncan, Maryland Teachers Talk Common Core

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been warning against a GOP NCLB rewrite bill that's slated to pass the House next week.

February 18, 2015

The Role of Testing to Support Deeper Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond proposes changes to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act to support systems of assessment that enhance learning.

February 17, 2015

National Teachers' Unions Step Up Lobbying Efforts on NCLB Rewrite

The NEA and AFT have launched separate grass-roots lobbying efforts in hopes of continuing to push their priorities for the federal K-12 overhaul.

February 13, 2015

Title I Portability Sticky Wicket in NCLB Rewrite

Republicans in both chambers plan to push Title I portability further during floor debate by offering amendments that would allow Title I money to also be used for private schools.

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