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03/05 02:30 pm | New Hampshire Gets Approval to Try Out Local Assessments | The state will be allowed to use competency-based tests developed by local and state officials, trying them out with a handful of districts in lieu of statewide tests.

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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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Tough choices on spending and a polarized political climate cloud the congressional forecast on education matters.
September 6, 2011 - Education Week
Spending limited dollars strategically is key in an era when funding is tight and expectations are high, write Allan Odden and Lawrence O. Picus.
September 1, 2011 - Education Week
Over the past two decades, efforts to recruit new minority teachers have been very successful, but retaining them has not, write Richard M. Ingersoll and Henry May.
September 1, 2011 - Education Week
Advocacy groups for out-of-school-time programs and those for extra learning time in school are battling over federal funding.
August 30, 2011 - Education Week
Some officials see the plan as an opportunity for badly needed relief, while others are skeptical, especially of the likely strings attached.
August 22, 2011 - Education Week
Short of reauthorizing a revamped NCLB, a waiver process that allows for innovation is an "absolute necessity" writes Tony Bennett.
August 22, 2011 - Education Week
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

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