Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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09/23 08:30 am | Three More NCLB Waivers Extended | The U.S. Department of Education has extended three additional No Child Left Behind waivers, for Alabama, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

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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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College access and immigration are among the topics that may rise on the to-do list for the president and Congress.
December 3, 2012 - Education Week
With President Obama re-elected and the parties sharing congressional control, state policymakers hunger for clarity on education issues.
November 12, 2012 - Education Week
Even as fiscal matters bid for attention, federal lawmakers will have renewal of the ESEA and other laws on their plate.
October 9, 2012 - Education Week
With more than half of states getting flexibility, federal officials get ready to assure they meet their promises.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
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

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