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Oklahoma Is Once Again Free From No Child Left Behind Requirements

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government has restored Oklahoma's flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state off...

Driving for Equity -- in What?

Kati Haycock | Posted 10.10.2014 | Education
Kati Haycock

Count me among those who applaud the new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on enforcing fair access to critical educational resources. Fo...

Carol Burris Calls Out Common Core; Duncan-Friendly EdPost Indignant

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The American public approves of locally-run education, not this Duncan-as-overlord, faux-state-led substitute -- ever peering over its shoulder due to NCLB-waiver-yank fear.

Joy Resmovits

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their a...

Joy Resmovits

This State Risks Reviving No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

As states face mounting criticism for rushing to grade teachers based on students' standardized test scores, they confront a crucial choice: Move ahea...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Joy Resmovits

States Struggle To Overhaul Schools After No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Some states are having trouble keeping the promises they made to get out from under the cumbersome No Child Left Behind Act, according to the Educatio...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civi...

An Armchair Dad Questions Arne Duncan

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Texas hasn't gone soft. As a parent of two sons in public school, I can vouch that we all still want our kids to get good grades so they can go to good colleges. But the tests, which were promised to bring improvements, are increasingly impediments to education.

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

Joy Resmovits

Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

Joy Resmovits

Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

Duncan Grants 3 More States No Child Left Behind Exemptions

www.huffingtonpost.com | 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...

NCLB Waivers Granted To 3 More States

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | 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 part...

NCLB Waivers Weaken Graduation Rate Accountability: Study

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

-- Many states granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind law are relaxing or ignoring federal regulations designed to hold schools accountable fo...

Breaking the Congressional Logjam on Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Daily, members of Congress orate on the need for American schools to improve. Yet yesterday, the legislation authorizing every major federal program to assist education has expired or will soon lapse due to the lack of action by Congress.

Obama's Education Policy: What Will Be The Legacy Of His Second Term?

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Maria Voles Ferguson

While the Race to the Top program has been widely praised (despite no formal evaluation data to consider yet), the Education Department's granting of No Child Left Behind waivers has raised concerns, especially as it pertains to holding schools and states accountable for student achievement.

Why the School Turnaround Experiment Is Failing

John Thompson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
John Thompson

For the last 20 years, however, non-educators have rolled the dice in the quest for "transformative change." They have tried to blow up "the status quo" in the faith that something better would naturally emerge.

Students Getting Science Grades For Never Taking Science

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

As many as one in five teachers in Kansas and neighboring states are reporting science grades on student report cards, without actually teaching it or...

NCLB Waivers: Closing Achievement Gap Requires Policy Overhaul, Not Tweaks

Kate Casas | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Kate Casas

What we should have learned from No Child Left Behind is that you can set a goal of 100 percent proficiency for all students, but if you don't have the policies to support that goal, you are going to fall far short.