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Afternoon Announcements: Arizona’s NCLB Waiver Request Stalled

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September 11, 2013 03:41 pm


Research experts and congressional lawmakers seemed to agree this morning that the U.S. Department of Education’s research agency has become considerably more rigorous since the passage of the Education Sciences Reform Act in 2002. The question that concerned House Education and Workforce Committee members at a Hill hearing on reauthorizing the law is whether that more rigorous research is actually being used by anyone. Politics K-12

Arizona may be the next state headed toward high-risk status for its No Child Left Behind Act waiver after it submitted a final draft of its accountability system—a plan that does not meet federal demands on high school graduation rates or teacher evaluations. Politics K-12

A rigorous new study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education finds that Teach for America recruits lead students in impoverished middle and high schools to higher achievement in math than teachers who have come through traditional training programs. Politico

The federal government said it would take action against California if the state moves forward with a plan under consideration by the state legislature that would drastically reduce student testing this school year. Southern California Public Radio

Financial security. It’s an essential part of the American Dream and one of the basic building blocks of stable families, neighborhoods and cities across Montana. It’s something everyone strives to achieve but, particularly for low-income families, hard work alone doesn’t always lead to a solid financial footing. The truth is, assets such as a home, savings in the bank or a college degree matter economically, socially and psychologically in ways that income alone does not.Missoulian


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