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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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says the Strengthening America's Schools Act, which he introduced, would reaffirm the federal commitment to schools while eliminating burdensome mandates.
June 27, 2013 - Education Week
With new proposals for reauthorizing the law's No Child Left Behind edition, Congress is split on the federal K-12 role and on teacher evaluations.
June 10, 2013 - Education Week
As states weigh dropping the common core, policymakers must consider whether that would jeopardize federal NCLB waivers and competitive grants.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
Education Week followed U.S. Rep. John Kline, the head of the House education panel, to Minnesota, where his home-district educators told him what they think about the budget, waivers, and other issues.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
Many states are still negotiating to win federal approval for key teacher-evaluation portions of their No Child Left Behind waivers.
March 4, 2013 - Education Week
Congress has yet to decide when or whether to start work on long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will leave after this term, setting the stage for a shakeup in K-12 policy leadership.
February 1, 2013 - Education Week
Two Republicans ascend to key education roles as the 113th Congress kicks off in earnest.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
From the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to higher education and early child-care grants, a long list of policy legislation is overdue for reauthorization, or soon will be.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week

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