Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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04/23 10:01 am | A Guide to the Many Phases and Faces of Race to the Top | Race to the Top started out as a competition among states who agreed to embrace certain K-12 education redesign principles—but it didn't stay that way.

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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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Controversies over the use of restraints, seclusion, and other techniques for curbing disruptive behavior in students with disabilities will get an airing this week before a panel of the U.S. Senate.
July 11, 2012 - Education Week
The state board approves a waiver request that departs from the Education Department’s model.
May 15, 2012 - Education Week
But efforts to restore federal funds for a long-running gifted education program lack Obama administration support.
May 15, 2012 - Education Week
Michael D. Usdan and Arthur D. Sheekey write that state education agencies are ill-equipped to handle reform, but the process of reauthorizing the ESEA could change that.
May 14, 2012 - Education Week
An updated ESEA should focus on a few evidence-based strategies for improving schools, Marshall S. Smith writes.
May 4, 2012 - Education Week
In order to safeguard equal educational opportunities and set national education goals, Congress must focus on policymaking, not political rancor, argue Charles Barone and Elizabeth DeBray.
May 2, 2012 - Education Week
Applied to the right issues, federal dictates can make their mark in schools, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week
Piecemeal strategies may undercut NCLB-mandated efforts to draw in parents.
April 3, 2012 - Education Week
With Congress deadlocked on renewing NCLB, state school leaders are blazing their own trails on school improvement and innovation.
April 2, 2012 - Education Week
Two bills approved by the House Education committee would give states more running room on K-12 policy, but face a cloudy future.
March 6, 2012 - Education Week

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