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TURNING BACK THE CLOCK?: ESEA Waivers Could Slow Progress on High School Graduation Rate Accountability, New Alliance Analysis Finds Article

February 25, 2013

An extensive analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school—the ultimate goal of K–12 education—may be slowed in some states based on waivers recently granted under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

STATE OF THE UNION BINGO: Alliance Brings Back Its Popular Bingo Cards for 2012 State of the Union Address Article

January 23, 2012

President Obama previewed some of the themes he intends to raise in his 2012 State of the Union address, but will he mention education reform? Specifically, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is ten years old and is long overdue for a revamp.

WAIVING AWAY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE ACCOUNTABILITY?: State NCLB Waiver Proposals Threaten to Weaken Accountability for High School Graduation Rates Article

January 23, 2012

In September 2011, with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act—stalled in the U.S. Congress, President Obama outlined a plan to provide states flexibility within specific provisions of the law in exchange for state-led reform efforts to close achievement gaps, evaluate teachers and principals, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate ready for college and a career.

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN KLINE RELEASES DRAFT LEGISLATION ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS Article

January 09, 2012

On January 6, U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released two draft pieces of legislation on accountability and teacher effectiveness as part of the committee’s work to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

ESEA ON THE WAY?: Alliance Webinar to Examine Prospects of Senate HELP Committee Bill Reaching—and Passing—the Full Senate Article

October 31, 2011

On Tuesday, November 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Alliance for Excellent Education will hold a webinar that will examine key changes in the bill that the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind.

U.S. SENATORS HARKIN AND ENZI RELEASE DRAFT LANGUAGE TO REVISE NCLB: Senate Committee to Consider Draft Containing Important Provisions for Nation’s High Schools Article

October 17, 2011

On October 11, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) Committee, released draft legislation to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

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