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Posts Tagged with: NCLB

February 11th, 2013

By: Motoko Rich This article by education reporter Motoko Rich was first published in the online edition of the New York Times on February 9, 2013. As educators we are following this story closely. How should the federal government hold states accountable for students’ academic progress? Should the federal government set education parameters for the states or should states have more flexibility to determine their own standards? As Congress contemplates rewriting¬†No Child Left Behind, President…   Read…

February 8th, 2013

By Cameron Brenchley, U.S. Dept. of Education Arne Duncan testified yesterday in a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on ESEA flexibility. States and their schools are breaking free from the restrictions of No Child Left Behind and pursuing new and better ways to prepare and protect all students, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a Senate committee Thursday. In a hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Duncan…   Read…