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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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Montana, Idaho, and South Dakota say they'll flout the 2014 deadline on AYP, while the Education Department warns such action won't be tolerated.
July 6, 2011 - Education Week
States are taking a wait-and-see attitude on the prospect of waivers for those that embrace the education secretary's agenda.
June 20, 2011 - Education Week
The U.S. Secretary of Education will offer states relief from some NCLB mandates if they hew to his reform priorities.
June 12, 2011 - Education Week
The House education panel's bid to get rid of 'duplicative' programs is part of a GOP push for piecemeal ESEA renewal.
June 7, 2011 - Education Week
Lawmakers are discussing greater flexibility and limiting the extent of the federal role in school improvement and accountability.
May 13, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
In the Game
A little-known Senate staff person is playing a leading role in the ESEA reauthorization, writes Thomas Toch.
May 10, 2011 - Education Week
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

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