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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 14, 2011

Rep. Miller Not a Fan of Duncan's NCLB Waiver Plan

The top Democrat on the House education committee is skeptical about the education secretary's plan to offer waivers if Congress doesn't move soon on ESEA reauthorization.

June 13, 2011

Duncan Claims Authority to Tie NCLB Waivers to 'Reforms'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he has "pretty clear" authority to demand a package of reforms in exchange for waivers from No Child Left Behind.

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 25, 2011

House Committee Votes to Scrap More Than 40 Education Programs

The House education panel approves a measure that would eliminate programs the committee sees as duplicative or not the right role for the federal government.

May 24, 2011

Kline Talks ESEA, Common Curriculum, and Pawlenty

The House education committee chairman gives radio host Bill Bennett his views on how reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act might proceed.

May 19, 2011

'Chiefs for Change' Serves Up Principles for ESEA Reform

A coalition of state schools chiefs argues that the federal government must ensure rigorous accountability for "all schools and students."

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.

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