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June 23, 2011

Rep. Kline Seeks Details on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The two top Republicans in the House when it comes to K-12 policy want a detailed explanation of the Education Department's NCLB waiver plan by July 1.

June 20, 2011

CCSSO Releases Roadmap for Accountability

A group of more than 40 states bands together to offer a suggest an alternative to the accountability system under No Child Left Behind.

June 16, 2011

House GOP Seeks to Bolster Charters in ESEA Rewrite

States would be encouraged to set up more high-quality charter schools under a measure introduced by House Republicans.

June 16, 2011

House Bill Takes Aim at Healthy School Meal Rules

Language included in an agriculture spending bill passed in the House would direct the USDA to rewrite some of the newly created nutrition standards for school meals.

May 26, 2011

Lawmakers to Duncan: Keep NCLB's Tutoring Program

As lawmakers gear up to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, one question is what will happen to the free tutoring programs schools are required to offer if they fail to meet the law's achievement targets.

May 12, 2011

House Panel Could Propose Elimination of 40+ Programs

The House Education and the Workforce Committee is putting the finishing touches on a bill that could eliminate more than 40 programs, advocates say.

May 11, 2011

Scope of Federal Role at Issue in Senate ESEA Discussions

There has been talk in the Senate of keeping the federal focus under a reauthorized ESEA on only the lowest performing 5 or 10 percent of schools and letting states largely decide what happens to other schools, advocates say.

May 11, 2011

Rep. Kline Sketches Out ESEA Game Plan

His plan involves breaking the education bill into bite-size pieces, including chunks addressing accountability, flexibility, and program elimination.

May 10, 2011

House Readies Bills on Program Elimination, Flexibility

A bill in the works would give school districts greater leeway in using federal education funding, but another measure being discussed would scrap a number of targeted programs.

April 28, 2011

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Allowing States to Opt Out of NCLB

Now there is a go-to piece of legislation for the "get the feds out of the buisness of K-12 education" crowd.

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