Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.
The Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on single-sex classrooms and other issues.
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Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have been tapped to renew their waivers through an expedited process, the department said Tuesday.
The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.
Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.
States are welcome not to adopt the standards, he said, but if they don't, they should aim even higher.
Scott may be more skeptical of test-based accountability than his predecessor, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, an original author of the NCLB law.
In the wake of Congress's inability to update the country's immigration laws, the president plans to provide legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
The slate of federal grant programs that help low-income and first-generation students gain access to college are supposed to get funded on a competitive basis, but it doesn't really work that way.