Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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08/28 05:14 pm | Oklahoma Loses Waiver Over Academic Standards; Indiana, Kansas Waivers Extended | The U.S. Department of Education approved No Child Left Behind waiver extensions for Indiana and Kansas, but not Oklahoma, which abandoned the common core earlier this summer.

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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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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
Advocates worry that a wide range of education statutes long overdue for updating will continue to stall amid partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Quality Counts 2014 rates states and the nation on key student-performance and finance indicators.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
By bringing the local culture of Native students into the public schools they attend, Title VII has been one of the most important programs for reforming education in Indian Country, writes Corey Still, a student board member of the National Indian Education Association.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are at work on competing proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Use our interactive explorer to take a deeper dive into each proposal.
August 13, 2013 - Education Week
With No Child Left Behind waivers in place and partisan bills in Congress, the administration has little incentive to push for a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
August 8, 2013 - Education Week
Far different versions of legislation to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary are shaping up in each house of Congress.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells Education Week he sees no need to step up the federal role in new accountability systems under NCLB waivers.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., says the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act should empower state and local leaders and parents to make key decisions.
June 28, 2013 - Education Week

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