Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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11/21 03:24 pm | Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0' | Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

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Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
This collection of essays adapted for Education Week from the book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit examines federal involvement in education policy.

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A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week
The college-bridge programs created 50 years ago under President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature program were never designed—or funded—to serve all the students who need them.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
It would be a mistake to ignore lessons learned from past debates over K-12 policy, Christopher T. Cross writes.
October 6, 2014 - Education Week
Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act continue to offer tools for compliance, amid a shifting legal landscape.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Some of the president's high-profile K-12 programs may have an uncertain future without strong patrons in Congress or a formal anchor in federal law.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
A spate of GOP-sponsored legislation targets what critics see as an improper federal role in boosting the common academic standards.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
States have been allowed to back off from the core goal of educational equity, a group of powerful House Democrats tell the U.S. Department of Education.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week

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