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February 04, 2015

Arne Duncan Urges Parents to Weigh In on NCLB Rewrite; Will It Work?

The U.S. Secretary of Education is unhappy about what he sees as a lack of resources and accountability in GOP legislation to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

February 04, 2015

California Seeks NCLB Waiver From Feds Over Use of Test Scores

The California Department of Education is seeking a one-year reprieve from the U.S. Department of Education from the use of student performance on Smarter Balanced assessments in determining school performance.

February 04, 2015

House Democrats Push Back on NCLB Rewrite Timeline

The House education committee will mark up a proposal to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act on Feb. 11, and the House will debate the measure the week of Feb. 24.

February 04, 2015

Title I Portability Would Hurt Poorest Districts, Says Obama-Aligned Think Tank

Letting Title I dollars for disadvantaged kids follow students to the public school of their choice would end up diluting the program's focus on children in poverty.

February 03, 2015

How Much Control Should States Have in the NCLB Rewrite?

Under the current U.S. Senate draft to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act, 67 federal education programs would be eliminated or not reauthorized.

February 03, 2015

House GOP Introduces Bill to Rewrite NCLB; Would Keep Tests in Place

If you're familiar with the Student Success Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 on a party-line vote, this bill should seem like old hat.

January 30, 2015

Major K-12 Groups to Congress: Keep Annual Tests in NCLB Rewrite

The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.

January 29, 2015

House Will Vote on NCLB Reauthorization Last Week in February

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., plans to forego hearings on reauthorization and use the bill he ushered through the House in the 113th Congress as the starting point for the legislative process.

January 28, 2015

Senate Education Committee Clears Education Research Bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, said the research bill is important to the committee's work in reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.

January 27, 2015

Senate Ed. Panel Unlikely to Require Teacher Evaluations in NCLB Overhaul

Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.

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