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July 18, 2013

House Debates No Child Left Behind Rewrite, Makes Big Changes on Teacher Evaluation

Conservative lawmakers won a big concession today on the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to renew the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 18, 2013

House Scraps Teacher-Evaluation Mandate in NCLB Renewal Bill

The conservative wing of the GOP pushed Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education Committee, to what amounts to a major watering down of the teacher-evaluation portion of a bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

July 18, 2013

Advocates Oppose ESEA Teacher-Evaluation Amendments

Several groups oppose amendments to the House's ESEA bill dealing with teacher evaluation.

July 18, 2013

STEM Coalition, Including Microsoft, Criticize GOP NCLB Rewrite

Their chief complaint of the STEM Education Coalition is that the bill would abolish the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program.

July 18, 2013

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Steps Up Opposition to GOP NCLB Rewrite

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put members on notice that it could consider a vote in favor of the Student Success Act as an un-business friendly.

July 17, 2013

Republicans Target House Democrats Ahead of ESEA Floor Vote

Starting tomorrow, paid banner ads will run on education blogs in 10 Democratic congressional districts urging voters to tell representatives: "Put your kids first, not Washington bureaucrats."

July 02, 2013

Survey: Most States Undecided About Duncan's Extra Waiver Flexibility

Fourteen states said they can't or won't apply to the U.S. Department of Education for additional time to tie personnel decisions to teacher evaluations.

June 26, 2013

New Hampshire Gets NCLB Waiver

Only five states still have pending applications with the U.S. Department of Education for No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

June 25, 2013

Does Arne Duncan's NCLB Waiver Decision Open the Door for Illinois?

Illinois officials are wondering what the Education Secretary's new flexibility on teacher evaluations means for their waiver application, which continues to languish.

June 11, 2013

Senate Education Committee Considers NCLB Bill

The federal role in education was at the heart of the debate on the Senate Democrat's ESEA legislation.

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