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.
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February 03, 2012
February 01, 2012
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 25, 2012
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 25, 2012
Democratic education leaders in Congress voice concern about aspects of the 11 applications states have submitted so far for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
January 10, 2012
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.
January 09, 2012
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.
January 06, 2012
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.
January 05, 2012
With Republicans on the House education committee poised to release a GOP-only bill on NCLB reauthorization, the Council of Chief State School Officers is calling on House education leaders to come together on bipartisan legislation.
December 29, 2011
Many of the big events involved the push to reauthorize ESEA, the recognition that the legislation was indeed going nowhere, and finally the acknowledgment that the accountability landscape would temporarily but significantly change as the Obama administration granted waivers under No Child Left Behind.
November 08, 2011
A chief Democratic sponsor of the measure cast it as an important, but imperfect compromise, while Republicans said it wouldn't do enough to rein in the federal role in education.