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What’s (not) to come. Eight percent of education insiders see an ESEA reauthorization in the next year. Fifty percent see it happening after 2015. (Whiteboard Advisors)
Reeks of Teresa Sullivan’s failed ousting at UVA. West Virginia’s State Superintendent of Schools, Jorea Marple, was fired today during a routine board meeting. Two board members who opposed the decision have also resigneContinue Reading »
As we’ve reported, 26 states and the District of Columbia submitted applications before the second round ESEA waiver deadline on February 28. (Maine and New Hampshire decided it was better to turn their homework in late, while California has decided it deserves some special treatment.) Admittedly, it’s been taking us awhile to get through the 10,000 pages that landed on the Department of EducatContinue Reading »
Two weeks ago, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce reported out two of Chairman John Kline’s ESEA reauthorization bills, the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teaching Act, on a party-line vote, 23-16. Democrats, led by Ranking Member George Miller, offered just two (unsuccessful) amendments, bothContinue Reading »
While yesterday may have been another sad day for ESEA reauthorization hopes, there was an unexpected and understated glimmer of good education policy hope as Representative Hunter (R-CA) introduced The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act.
Faithful readers of The Quick and the Ed might be asking, “But didn’t Senator Wyden—a Democrat— just introduce the same thing?” Given the completContinue Reading »
While Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was presiding over a much more controversial hearing, the House Education and Workforce Committee quietly met to discuss one of the most divisive topics in K-12 education policy: the reauthorization of ESEA. This morning’s hearing and its six witnesses devoted over two hours to the two bills at the heart of Rep. John Kline’s (R-MN) ESEA reauthorization strategy: tContinue Reading »
UPDATED 2/15: Although slightly behind schedule, President Obama and the U.S. Department of Education finally announced the first round of states to receive ESEA waivers today. Ten of the eleven early-bird applicants – Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee – willContinue Reading »
On Friday, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the final two pieces of House Republicans’ piecemeal strategy to overhaul No Child Left Behind, and reactions to the bills are trickling in. The Committee had already approved legislation relating to school choice, funding flexibility, and program consolidation. While the latter two were approvContinue Reading »
Isn’t Friday supposed to be “take out the trash” day in the news cycle? Instead, today has been chock full of major education news stories. Here are the highlights:
A new study by Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, and Jonah E. Rockoff found that elementary and middle school teachers who raised their students’ standardized test scores seem to have long-term positive effects on their studentContinue Reading »
This Thanksgiving, those of us following the ESEA reauthorization debate have a lot to be thankful for. Who’d have thought the last few months would be so exciting?
We have a bipartisan (sort of) Senate ESEA Reauthorization bill passed out of the HELP Committee. Depending on your point of view, you could be thankful for a lot of things here: a) that a reauthorization bill has gotten thisContinue Reading »
Eleven states yesterday applied to the federal government for relief from much of the law formerly known as No Child Left Behind, including the law’s demand that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. To get that freedom the states had to commit themselves to implementing: “career and college ready” standards; accountability systems that focus more attention on low-perforContinue Reading »