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The Problem With No Child Left Behind Waivers

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of N...

Pennsylvania Gets A No Child Left Behind Waiver

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department has approved Pennsylvania's request to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind's requirements in exchange for a pl...

Joy Resmovits

A Return To Bush Education Law? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice. On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wro...

Duncan Grants 3 More States No Child Left Behind Exemptions | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore par...

US states, Local Governments Plead For New 'No Child Left Behind'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local officials again called on Congress to pass renewed "No Child Left Behind" education legislation, ...

ESEA Waivers: Are They Worth the Trouble?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

With a week to go until the February 21 deadline for the second round of Secretary Duncan's ESEA Waiverpalooza, states nationwide are studying the results of round one to figure out what federal officials did -- and didn't -- approve.

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

What We Talk About When We Talk About School Reform

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Is the coherent whole what we really want to talk about when we talk about school reform? Is it something else?

Duncan: Keeping No Child Left Behind Is 'Height Of Arrogance Or Tone-Deafness'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a mass override Monday that would allow states to apply for regulatory relief from student testing requir...

Fighting The 'Slow Motion Train Wreck' Of U.S. Schools

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 08.11.2011 | Education

-- Frustrated by what he called a "slow motion train wreck" for U.S. schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he will give schools relief from f...

Rewriting NCLB: The Promise of Neighborhoods

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

We need to be paying more attention, and driving greater investment, to Promise Neighborhoods, a critical initiative in the Administration's blueprint for NCLB reauthorization.

After Nearly a Decade of No Child Left Behind We're approaching 100 Percent 'Failure'

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

It's still not clear whether Duncan merely wants to get rid of the name and some of NCLB's window-dressing, or really "fix" it.

Making the Case for a New Direction on Teacher Evaluation

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

What is presently being pawned off as a reform of teacher evaluation has little grounding in education research and makes for bad policy.

Obama Education Pick Arne Duncan 'Poster Child For No Child Resistance'

This Week In Education | Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many educators will be happy to know that, under Arne Duncan Chicago was the poster child for districts resisting and criticizing the law. Others may...

Arne Duncan's Task: Keep Spotlight on Education

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Focusing on what works for kids ought to come first, no matter which end of the political spectrum the idea comes from. This should remain the cornerstone of Duncan's decision-making.