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Sen. Franken Trying To Overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’

CBS Minnesota, July 20, 2015 CBS MINNESOTA: Watch Video Here Related Tags: Every Child Achieves Act, No Child Left Behind, Sen. Al Franken Sen. Al Franken is continuing the push to overhaul the “No Child Left Behind” law. Both the House and Senate recently passed bills rewriting “No Child Left Behind,” the nation’s main federal education law. As […]

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Minnesota and four other states awarded new waivers to No Child Left Behind

Class Act, Star Tribune, March 31, 2015 As federal lawmakers continue to debate the merits of re-authorizing No Child Left Behind, Minnesota’s education leaders picked up some certainty about the next four years with the announcement Monday that the state’s waiver has been renewed. Officials with the U.S. Department of Education announced that Minnesota, North […]

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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Motoko Rich, The New York Times, January 13, 2015 Ahead of hearings to discuss an overhaul of No Child Left Behind, the signature education law from the George W. Bush administration, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said Tuesday that he wanted to reverse the “trend […]

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to outline education priorities and defend testing

Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post, January 9, 2015 As a new Congress gets to work to rewrite the 2002 federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, the Obama administration is drawing what Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls a “line in the sand”: The federal government must continue to require states to give annual, standardized […]

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Kline and Senate ally launching new push for NCLB overhaul and less federal oversight

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, January 6, 2015 Another midterm, another turn of the worm. Four years ago this space carried a story noting that Rep. John Kline’s appointment as chair of the U.S. House of Representatives’ powerful Education and the Workforce Committee made the Lakeville Republican a formidable — if loyal— opponent to Education Secretary Arne […]

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The plot to overhaul No Child Left Behind

Maggie Stearms, POLITICO PRO, January 2, 2015 The Republican plan could dramatically roll back the federal role in education. Republicans are hatching an ambitious plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind this year — one that could end up dramatically rolling back the federal role in education and trigger national blowouts over standardized tests and […]

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K-12 and Congress: Kids pay for adults’ gridlock

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, January 6, 2014 – To kick off the new news year, today Learning Curve brings you two slender items of note concerning Congress. More specifically, the continued problems gridlock on Capitol Hill is causing the K-12 sector. The year we’ve just welcomed, 2014, is the year No Child Left Behind (NCLB) set as […]

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No Child Left Behind education policy hangs on

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, August 9, 2013 – To education policymakers who are not breathing the politicized air trapped inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, it’s starting to look like President Obama will be out of office before No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is rewritten — if ever. Expressed another way, that would mean the nation could go […]

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Mend, not end, No Child Left Behind

Star Tribune Editorial, July 28, 2013 – There is nearly universal agreement that the controversial No Child Left Behind federal education law should be changed. But while congressional representatives on both sides of the aisle agree on that point, they are worlds apart on what those changes should be. The House version of a replacement bill […]

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Duncan Sketches Out Second-Term Agenda

Michele McNeil, Education Week, November 16, 2012 – Savannah, Ga. – In his first major postelection remarks, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that he will use his second term to continue to leverage education improvement at the state and local levels, with a new emphasis on principal preparation and evaluation. And, he made clear that […]

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