Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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08/20 09:17 am | PDK/Gallup Poll Finds Rising Awareness, Majority Opposition to Common Core | The 46th annual education policy public opinion poll from PDK/Gallup shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Common Core State Standards.

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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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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
A group of prominent schools chiefs want the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to include fewer testing requirements and more leeway for high-performing districts.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
January 31, 2014 - Education Week
States and districts getting School Improvement Grant aid could receive greater flexibility under language included in the federal spending measure.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is grilling states that don't participate in one of the common-core-testing consortia about their assessment plans.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week

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