No Child Left Behind

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    Federal highlights on Education

    House Committee Approves ESEA Re-authorization; White House Responds Last week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted along party lines (21-16) to advance the Student Success Act (HR 5) to reauthorize and replace No Child Left Behind. The measure would dramatically reduce the role of the…
    Sarah Curry, February 18, 2015
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    What happened this week in Washington D.C. ?

    Yesterday the House approved a spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was operating under a continuing resolution set to expire in February. The bill (HR 240) will provide $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for DHS and its component agencies, including $1.5 billion for state and…
    Sarah Curry, January 15, 2015
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    State of the Union & Education

    According to an Education Week’s article, President Obama’s speech tonight will touch on a few education issues. Obama’s trip to Georgia on Thursday to an early-childhood education program, and Susan Bumgarner, an early childhood educator, sitting with Michelle, are signs of policy proposals for early-childhood education. Some continue…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, February 12, 2013
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    NC receives NCLB waiver

    Is anyone surprised that the federal government granted North Carolina permission to opt out of requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law? Anyone? Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island also received an NCLB waiver.  As Education Week points out, six of…
    Terry Stoops, May 30, 2012
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    Obama whips out the waiver wand

    Does your state want to be exempted from undesirable accountability requirements imposed by the No Child Left Behind law?  President Obama’s got you covered (as long as you play by his rules).  According to the Washington Post, Senior administration officials said waivers will be awarded to states that adopt…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2011