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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03/06 08:21 am | Where Would Hillary Clinton Stand on the No Child Left Behind Act? | Clinton voted for the law as a senator, but by the time she ran for president in 2008, was critical of what she saw as its punitive nature.

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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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Two days of floor debate on the House Republican measure to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act revealed sharp differences over K-12 policy.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Decades of policy work could offer rivals plenty to critique should the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state make a run for the White House in 2016.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers step up lobbying efforts, targeting lawmakers in their districts.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Title I and the federal role in K-12 are among the top issues as a revision of the No Child Left Behind Act passes the House education committee.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Voucher opponents worry about a provision in a draft bill to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would let aid for poor children follow them to their public schools of choice.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that teacher evaluations are crucial, but as they take up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, they are shying away from such a requirement.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
At a recent national conference in Florida, advocates and parents strategized on getting more people involved in the growing practice of "test refusal."
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Several witnesses implored Sen. Alexander to maintain annual testing in the ESEA, but he continues to entertain alternatives.
January 23, 2015 - Education Week
Worries over federal compliance slow implementation of a new law giving school-based teams the power to develop course-completion and graduation standards for some special education students.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
There's no end in sight to the Institute of Education Sciences' long wait to fill top leadership vacancies and get a reauthorization.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week

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