Category Archives: No Child Left Behind/ESEA

Common Core a Huge Hurdle to Education Deal #stopcommoncore #ccss

National Journal - Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement that there is a deal to be had on sweeping education legislation. But first they face the near-impossible task of getting past two words that have become explosively controversial: Common … Continue reading

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Alexander stakes out course as head of Senate Ed Committee

The Tennessean- After his lopsided re-election victory, Lamar Alexander is poised to become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the new GOP-led Senate, opening a path for Republicans to pounce on a cornerstone education policy … Continue reading

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As Illinois’s public education system undergoes overhaul, focus shifts from old guidelines to what’s coming #stopcommoncore #ccss

Peoria Journal Star - Mrs. Hoffman’s classroom at Norwood Elementary School is buzzing with sound. The sound of small groups of students reading to each other. Sixth-graders Jason Sparks and Andrew Clark are on the floor, flat on their stomachs, … Continue reading

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Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the disastrous Bush-era No Child Left Behind (NCLB) scheme #stopcommoncore #ccss

The Liberty Crier - The Obama administration has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards despite assertions that the standards are entirely “voluntary.” Last week Oklahoma became the second state to lose its waiver from the … Continue reading

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Kline, Alexander Call for GAO Study on Education Department’s Waiver Requirements

Education & the Workforce Committee Press release: Leaders want information on how conditional waivers affect states and how department uses information provided by states to consider waiver requests WASHINGTON, D.C. | August 12, 2014 -House Education and the Workforce Committee … Continue reading

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7 MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND AND COMMON CORE/RACE TO THE TOP #stopcommoncore

Breitbart - 1. Focus of Accountability: Schools or Teachers Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), schools and school districts were held accountable based on student scores. Under Common Core/Race to the Top (CC/RttT), teachers are to be held accountable based … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan can keep his cynical NCLB waiver — Washington school board member #stopcommoncore

Washington Post - Last month the U.S.  Education Department for the first time rescinded one of the waivers it gave to states that exempts them the most onerous parts of the flawed No Child Left Behind law. It was Washington’s, and as a … Continue reading

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