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Excitement cooled after a high-profile early-education proposal failed to gain traction, but hopes now turn to ESEA reauthorization.
April 9, 2010 – Education Week
Two types of grants will be awarded—one for "comprehensive assessment systems" and one for high school end-of-course tests.
April 7, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The study findings, which were generally disappointing, got scarcely any mention in the national news media.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
As part of the recently passed health-care package, a controversial approach to sex education was resurrected with $250 million over five years.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
Broadening wiretap laws to include videotaped surveillance could either safeguard privacy or thwart efforts to recover stolen property, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., was told at a recent hearing in Philadelphia.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
The Obama administration's ESEA plan would require states to assess the success of their education strategies for English-learners.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
While some view the proposed expectations as valuable guidance, others worry that they are inappropriate for youngsters.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
South Dakota lawmakers last week upheld Gov. Michael Rounds' veto of a bill that would have required the state to set up programs for children who are deaf or have impaired hearing.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
Better educator quality and turning around schools are key elements of the reform plan that made the state one of just two first-round winners.
April 7, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Amid more polls on teachers' views, the Obama administration wants districts and states to do their own on schools' working conditions.
March 31, 2010 – Education Week

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