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NCLB Overhaul One Step Away from Official
posted by: Alana | December 09, 2015, 04:36 pm

 

After passing in the U.S. House on December 2nd by a vote of 359-64, the U.S. Senate today officially passed the buck on the Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177) to President Obama’s desk by a vote of 85-12, where it awaits final approval.

 

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Could the New ESEA Deal Be Coming to a Close Already?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2015, 01:34 pm

 

News broke last week that House and Senate lawmakers have struck a deal over the long awaited reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.

 

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2105 NAEP Results & Video Summary
posted by: Alana | November 02, 2015, 01:14 pm

 

Everyone is talking about the release of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam results. Unfortunately, the results tell a very serious story about the state of education in today’s schools.

 

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Secretary Duncan to Step Down: What Teachers Need to Know
posted by: Alana | October 06, 2015, 04:57 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a huge announcement last week when he announced he’s stepping down after 7 years in office. What does this mean for teachers? We’ve compiled some FAQs about the news below.

 

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One Step Closer to Replacing NCLB
posted by: Guest contributor | July 10, 2015, 10:55 am

By Conner Dunleavy

 

This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican-led overhaul of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Long overdue for reauthorization, the vote was very close (218-213) with no Democrats supporting it and 27 Republicans also voting against it.

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The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind is making big waves among policymakers, journalists, and educators who are eager to see improvements to a policy that for years has left many educators in a teaching gridlock.

To help navigate the torrential downpour of articles coming at teachers at every turn, we’ve done the hard work for you by summarizing the key takeaway points:

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No Child Left Behind Overhaul: AAE Responds
posted by: Alana | January 13, 2015, 01:45 pm

With renewed focus on overhauling the No Child Left Behind law gaining traction among Hill insiders, many educators are left wondering whether or not their best interests will be represented in reauthorization efforts. As the nation’s leading voice for professional educators, AAE is taking action by sending Congress a clear message on behalf of teachers. Here’s what Executive Director Gary Beckner had to say:

 

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Research asserts that an effective teacher is the key to closing the achievement gap. With a scarcity of quality teachers and a growing number of low-income and minority students in America, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating strategies to insure these two problems do not compound in years ahead.

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Federal Update: November 14, 2013
posted by: Ruthie | November 14, 2013, 01:12 pm

Department of Education to Scale Back NCLB Waiver-Renewal MandatesThe U.S. Department of Education is planning to streamline and modify the process of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver renewals. In August, the administration announced new difficult mandates for waiver approval. However, the Department of Education will soon release an updated mandate process, which includes a significant relaxation of equity in teacher distribution.

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House Pushes Student Success Act as NCLB Replacement
posted by: Ruthie | June 19, 2013, 02:08 pm
Today, members of the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee passed the Student Success Act through committee. This legislation, introduced by Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Rokita (R-IN) will rewrite K-12 education law, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and is designed to provide state and local leaders the flexibility necessary to innovate in the classroom and raise student achievement.   Continue Reading...
Federal Update November 20, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | November 20, 2012, 12:27 pm
Obama Administration Faces Education Hurdles   Continue Reading...
This morning, AAE staff members had the pleasure of attending an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) education policy event in Washington, D.C. With the 2012 election fresh on the minds of all attendees, AEI hosted a discussion answering the question, "What will the 2012 election mean for education?"   Continue Reading...
Federal Update November 7, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | November 07, 2012, 02:51 pm
The 2012 Election: The Education ImpactThe votes are in and the people have spoken. President Obama's re-election means four more years of unprecedented federal education spending and education reform-minded competitive grants. As the dust settles on the 2012 election, experts are predicting a continuation of an active Department of Education and changes to some controversial state education laws.   Continue Reading...
The 2012 Election: The Education Impact
posted by: Ruthie | November 07, 2012, 02:30 pm
The votes are in and the people have spoken. President Obama's re-election means four more years of unprecedented federal education spending and education reform-minded competitive grants. As the dust settles on the 2012 election, experts are predicting a continuation of an active Department of Education and changes to some controversial state education laws.   Continue Reading...
Florida’s Student Achievement Goals Met with Controversy
posted by: Ruthie | October 22, 2012, 05:56 pm
Florida's controversial, new race-based student achievement goals continue to spark debate across the nation. The heated debate raises the question – how should student achievement goals be broken down?   Continue Reading...
Yesterday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee in reference to the administration's Fiscal Year 2013 budget and policy priorities for the Department of Education. The hearing was a strong indicator of areas of compromise and disagreement between the administration and congressional leadership.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update February 28, 2012
posted by: Alix | February 28, 2012, 10:00 am

Department of Education Unveils RESPECT Initiative Included in the Obama administration's 2013 proposed budget is a new $5 billion competitive program to challenge states and school districts to work with various stakeholders in an effort to comprehensively reform the field of teaching. Entitled RESPECT, the proposal seeks to touch on every aspect of teaching from training and tenure to compensation and career opportunities.

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AAE Federal Update February 14, 2012
posted by: Alix | February 14, 2012, 05:59 pm

President Obama Releases 2013 Budget

Yesterday at a community college in northern Virginia, President Obama unveiled his new budget for fiscal year 2013. The $3.8 trillion budget earmarks $69.8 billion in mere discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Education in the next fiscal year, an increase of $1.7 billion, or 2.5 percent, over the current budget year.

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Ten States Granted No Child Left Behind Waivers
posted by: Alix | February 13, 2012, 06:16 pm
2012 marked the 10 year anniversary of the heavily debated and sometimes controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, the nation's flagship federal K-12 legislation. What began as a bi-partisan effort to track schools and measure accountability, has grown into a headache for many states who are struggling to comply with various regulations.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update January 31, 2012
posted by: Alix | January 31, 2012, 12:40 pm

Education in State of the Union Address Last week, President Obama spent significant time during the State of the Union address discussing his administration's vision for American education. "Teachers matter," said President Obama in beginning his education remarks. "Instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo let's offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren't helping kids learn."

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