Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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12/22 01:00 pm | Education Department Grants Florida Waiver on English-Learner Testing | Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.

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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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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
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

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