On June 22, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved a bill to reform and strengthen the current charter school program by a bipartisan vote of 34 to 5.
WAVE GOODBYE TO WAIVERS?: Key House Republicans Challenge Duncan’s Plan to Grant Waivers to NCLB Requirements ArticleJune 27, 2011
Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan outlined his options for waiving certain requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) should Congress be unable to finish a reauthorization of the law by this fall.
Overlooked and Underpaid: How Title I Shortchanges High Schools, and What ESEA Can Do About It Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper summarizes the ways in which high schools are overlooked within Title I policy.
Title I and High Schools: Addressing the Needs of Disadvantaged Students at All Grade Levels Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper explains in detail the process in which states, districts, and schools receive Title I funding, and discusses the low level of support that high schools receive from Title I.
WAIVING GOODBYE TO NCLB?: U.S. Education Secretary Discusses Options to Grant Relief from NCLB’s Requirements In Absence of Congressional Action ArticleJune 13, 2011
In a June 10 conference call with reporters and a June 13 op-ed for Politico, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed his options for waiving certain requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) should Congress be unable to finish a reauthorization of the law by this fall.
SETTING NEW PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION SPENDING: House Committee Passes First Education Reform Bill, Eliminates More than Forty Federal Education Programs ArticleMay 31, 2011
On May 25, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the first in a series of education reform bills designed to revamp the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
A TIME FOR DEEPER LEARNING: New Alliance Brief Says Deeper Learning Is Imperative for All Students ArticleMay 31, 2011
Policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels should support the concepts of “deeper learning” to help all students meet higher expectations and be prepared for college and a career,
STATE TEST SCORE TRENDS: New Report Finds Eighth-Grade Students Making Steady Progress on Math and Reading State Tests ArticleApril 18, 2011
Although student achievement in eighth grade is widely perceived as not improving, a new Center for Education Policy (CEP) study argues that eighth-grade students seem to be making progress, particularly in math.
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EVERY STUDENT COUNTS: Senator Harkin and Representative Scott Introduce Legislation to Establish Common Formula for High School Graduation Rates and Set 90 Percent Graduation Rate Goal ArticleApril 18, 2011
On April 7, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Every Student Counts Act (ESCA).