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August 03, 2011

Are 82% of Schools 'Failing' Under NCLB, as Duncan Warned?

Based on states that have already reported their "adequate yearly progress" or AYP results, the failure rate for schools may not be nearly as the high as the 82 percent that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted.

July 27, 2011

Harkin: No Specific Target Date Now for ESEA

The Senate education chairman declined today to be specific about exactly when the panel would get around to marking up the very, very long-overdue ESEA reauthorization bill.

July 15, 2011

New Details Emerge on Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The Education Department seems ready to waive the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and language arts in exchange for states adopting college- and career-readiness standards and tests.

July 13, 2011

Education Funding Flexibility Bill Clears House Committee

Republicans say the measure would make it easier for districts and states to direct federal dollars where they are most needed.But Democrats say the proposed leeway would allow districts and states to ignore the students most at risk - poor and minority kids.

July 07, 2011

GOP Proposes Unprecedented Flexibility in Ed. Spending

States and districts would get unprecedented leeway to move around federal money under the latest in a series of bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 07, 2011

Kline Talks Flexibility Bill, Says It Won't Be Bipartisan

A bill offering superintendents flexibility in spending federal dollars is likely to stir partisan battle.

July 06, 2011

Kline Unhappy With Duncan's Lack of Details on NCLB Waivers Plan

Duncan doesn't offer the House education chairman any details on his proposal to give states leeway on some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind in exchange for adopting reforms.

July 05, 2011

Kline: No Response from Ed. Department on Waiver Letter

The head of the House education committee is still waiting for Education Secretary Arne Duncan to explain his plan to waive some NCLB mandates.

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 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.

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