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February 24, 2012

Advocates Have Long Wish List for House Panel on ESEA Bills

It's official. On Tuesday, the House education committee will consider a pair of bills to remake the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 15, 2012

Duncan Champions New Teacher Quality Fund

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to pump up the administration's proposal for a brand new $5 billion competitive grant program to get states and districts to work with teachers, unions, education schools and others to totally retool the teaching profession.

February 06, 2012

Congressmen Worry About Draft Pension Rules' Effect on Charters

Congressmen John Kline and Duncan Hunter ask the IRS to craft proposed pension rules in a way that does not prevent charter school employees from taking part in state retirement plans.

February 06, 2012

Principals, Superintendents, School Boards Critique Kline Draft

School superintendents, principals, and school board members found a lot to like in a draft bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 03, 2012

NGA Ed. Committee Favors State Leeway in a Renewed ESEA

The National Governor's Association wants Congress to give states lots of running room when it comes to crafting their accountability plans, according to an interim proposal outlining NGA's priorities for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 01, 2012

Kline Teacher Proposal Would Create Winners and Losers

States that have seen big explosions in population also would see a big jump in federal funding for teacher quality under a little noticed provision of a draft bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act introduced by U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.

January 27, 2012

Jack Jennings Stepping Down from CEP Jan. 31

Jack Jennings, who has led the Center on Education Policy since he founded it 17 years ago, is retiring Jan. 31.

January 25, 2012

Business, Civil Rights Groups Blast Kline's NCLB Proposal

A top GOP lawmaker's plan for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act amounts to a "rollback" of the law, 38 business, civil rights, and other advocacy organizations said in a letter sent to its author this week.

January 24, 2012

Educators to Sit in First Lady's Box During Speech

Education issues are supposed to be one of four main themes in President Barack Obama's state of the union speech tonight. And so a handful of educators, students, and advocates will be guests of First Lady Michelle Obama.

January 24, 2012

Education Expected to Take Turn in State of the Union Spotlight

Look for education to be one of the policy areas highlighted by President Barack Obama as he delivers his annual, nationally televised address.

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