Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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12/18 09:53 am | Common Core, Non-Common Core States Face Similar Challenges, GAO Says | It can also be pretty tricky to communicate with parents and the public about the standards, states told the GAO, which is considered Congress' investigative arm.

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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' progress in making adequate yearly progress under NCLB varies widely, the Center on Education Policy finds.
April 28, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The education secretary granted 315 waivers in 2009, a nine-fold increase over his predecessor's waivers the year before.
April 22, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Capacity-building should be at the center of a new and significantly recast reform strategy for the nation’s schools, Elizabeth Demarest writes.
April 12, 2011 - Education Week
An array of civil rights, business, and education advocacy groups warn Congress about watering down accountability for boosting the achievement of minorities and other subgroups.
April 1, 2011 - Education Week
Researchers find a 'disconnect' between the rhetoric and the data on using academic growth to measure school progress.
April 1, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
The only way to make large-scale improvements in schools is by developing and rigorously evaluating promising methods, and then scaling up the ones that work, Robert E. Slavin writes.
March 29, 2011 - Education Week
The president prods Congress in a speech to overhaul what is now the No Child Left Behind Act—and warns against more cuts to education spending in the federal budget battle.
March 14, 2011 - Education Week
A rewrite of ESEA should make over the program's "supplement, not supplant" and comparability provisions, experts argue.
March 14, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
A renewed Elementary and Secondary Education Act may drop the "2 percent" rule on alternate exams for students with disabilities.
March 8, 2011 - Education Week
More than a dozen education programs, including Teach for America, lose federal funding under a stopgap spending bill the president signed to avoid a government shutdown.
March 4, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

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