Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, chairman of the Senate education committee, talks with staff members as the committee prepares to mark up a proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Fresh Battles Loom When Full Senate Takes Up ESEA Rewrite

The compromise bill approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces other priorities awaiting debate, and is likely to draw intense partisan sparring. (April 17, 2015)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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Politics K-12 Blog

05/21 04:33 pm | Five Non-Waiver States Will Get to Pause School Ratings For a Year | You don't need a comprehensive No Child Left Behind waiver to get a reprieve from some of the law's accountability requirements.

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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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Minnesota is the only applicant that did not adopt the common-core standards and is not taking part in designing common assessments.
December 13, 2011 - Education Week
States seeking No Child Left Behind flexibility on low-performing schools seek to execute the Obama administration's playbook.
December 13, 2011 - Education Week
The 11 states seeking flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act differ widely on student-achievement goals and strategies to help low-performing schools.
December 2, 2011 - Education Week
Prospects still appear cloudy for a bipartisan measure anytime soon to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
November 11, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
States looking for relief from elements of NCLB must show they worked with stakeholders in the planning process.
November 8, 2011 - Education Week
A warrior in the battle to close achievement gaps reflects on the value of NCLB, what’s she learned about the task, and what’s required to move ahead.
November 1, 2011 - Education Week
A measure to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act faces steep political hurdles.
October 31, 2011 - Education Week
NAEP's proficient standard is beyond the reach of students and it has little to do with how states measure achievement, James Harvey argues.
October 25, 2011 - Education Week
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

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