States would be encouraged to set up more high-quality charter schools under a measure introduced by House Republicans.
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June 16, 2011
June 14, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
A coalition of state schools chiefs argues that the federal government must ensure rigorous accountability for "all schools and students."
May 12, 2011
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
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
His plan involves breaking the education bill into bite-size pieces, including chunks addressing accountability, flexibility, and program elimination.