By a 2-1 margin, Hawaii's teachers rejected a contract that would have created a new teacher evaluation system in line with the state's Race to the Top promises, further jeopardizing the state's $75 million award.
Excerpts from an Education Week interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a wide-ranging interview, talked about a new Race to the Top for districts, his department's waiver plan, ESEA reauthorization, and his desire to stay on as secretary through a second term if Obama is re-elected.
Sen. Rick Santorum expressed major remorse over his vote in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The former governor has the longest roster of education advisers among the GOP candidates. And he has a record in the Bay State of championing standards-based reform.
Generally speaking, groups that represent school officials see the draft as a good starting point. But advocates that look out for particular groups of children, such as students in special education, are really unhappy with the draft.
The U.S. Department of Education found significant challenges in how Race to the Top is being implemented in Hawaii, New York, and Florida, according to progress reports released today.
Santorum wishes he had voted against NCLB, Romney would veto the DREAM Act, and Huntsman likes standards.
The U.S. Department of Education is refusing to make public formal feedback letters it sent to the 11 states seeking waivers under No Child Left Behind.
House Republicans released a pair of bills today that would go the furthest of any proposal yet in dismantling the federal accountability at the heart of the decade-old No Child Left Behind Act.