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03/31 01:30 pm | Arne Duncan Gives Five States 'Early Bird' Renewal of NCLB Waivers | Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Virginia will get to keep their waivers for another four years, through 2018-19, or beyond the end of the Obama ...

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States could craft their own models for fixing low-performing schools under a change approved as the Senate education committee works to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
October 20, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
While some provisions of a long-awaited Senate bill to remake the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are drawing protest, several facets of the bill that affect the role of research in education are getting less notice.
October 20, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Only districts that participate in the Teacher Incentive Fund would have to craft evaluations under the latest revision, which drew bipartisan support but still faces civil rights groups' opposition.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
Many states formally say they will apply for flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act, but some remain on the fence.
October 13, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
California will need billions in federal aid to overhaul teacher evaluations and adopt new learning standards before it can qualify for a waiver from No Child Left Behind student achievement rules, according to state Superintendent Tom Torlakson.
September 27, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
States would receive relief from cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
September 27, 2011 - Education Week
A measure would let states tap into federal funding to replicate charter models with a track record of success.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
Sen. Lamar Alexander and three colleagues go their own way in bills aimed at renewing pieces of No Child Left Behind Act, the current version of the ESEA.
September 14, 2011 - Education Week
The president's plan is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is controlled by Republicans wary of federal spending increases.
September 12, 2011 - Education Week
Tough choices on spending and a polarized political climate cloud the congressional forecast on education matters.
September 6, 2011 - Education Week

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