In order to craft an overhaul of the federal K-12 education law that can clear the committee, the full Senate, and the president's desk, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will have to sharpen his politicking skills.
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January 15, 2015
January 14, 2015
The two national teachers' unions, which collectively represent more than 4.6 million educators, are some of the most important (and powerful) groups that will try to shape the draft going forward.
January 13, 2015
The top Democrat on the Senate education committee said annual tests are "one of the most important tools we have," and would be "very concerned" about any proposal to roll them back.
January 12, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is clearly not backing off from the K-12 policies that his administration has pushed for the past six years.
January 09, 2015
The Council of Chief State School Officers urges Congress to pass a bipartisan revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would keep the NCLB testing schedule intact.
January 06, 2015
Our hope for a busy education calendar is bolstered by the education committee chairmen, who have signaled their intent to get an Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization through committee by Valentine's Day.
December 09, 2014
The bill would allow states and districts to funnel federal resources into rethinking the number and types of tests they require.
December 02, 2014
Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.
November 18, 2014
At least one state that never sought the flexibility from NCLB's mandates is contemplating getting in on the waiver action: Nebraska.
November 11, 2014
Ahead of the U.S. Department of Education's No Child Left Behind waiver guidance, expected this week, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Democrats who represent majority-minority districts are urging Education Secretary Arne Duncan to ensure the academic achievement of all students.