Post Tagged with: "NCLB"

Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

Principals Groups Applaud Senate Passage of ESEA Bill

AFSA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) released a joint statement applauding the Senate for the passage of the ESEA bill.

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Seven States and DC Have NCLB Waivers Renewed

POLITICO Pro recently reported that the Education Department has granted three-year waiver renewals through the 2017-18 school year to Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, West Virginia and D.C., extending their reprieve from parts of No Child Left Behind into the next presidential administration. New York received a four-year renewal through the 2018-19 school year. Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina […]

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National Day of Action: Overhaul ESEA/NCLB

AFSA encourages you to participate in FairTest’s National Day of Action today, April 8, by contacting your U.S Senators and joining the Twitter storm. Together we can urge the Senate Education Committee to reduce testing requirement as it debates renewal of Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind. Please take a few minutes to tell your Senator you want […]

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Senators Set Date for NCLB Markup

POLITICO Pro reported that Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have stated they are aiming for a markup of their No Child Left Behind bill the week of April 13. Contrary to the current state of the Republican’s NCLB rewrite hanging in limbo and lawmakers being on a one-week recess, Alexander, Murray and the Senate HELP Committee have said they’re […]

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White House Not in Favor of House Republican’s NCLB Rewrite

According to POLITICO Pro, the White House released a report criticizing House Republican’s plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind (NCLB) stating that the combination of the bill’s spending levels and Title I portability provision would be extremely harmful to schools. The report says that the bill’s approach “is backwards and our teachers and kids deserve better.” Title I portability […]

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Senate HELP Committee Member Criticizes Title I Portability

Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray has stated that she is hoping Republicans will reconsider their proposal to make Title I funds portable in the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).   Murray disagrees with the proposal, saying she’s “focused on making sure every child has access to a quality education, no matter where they live how they […]

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Senate NCLB Hearing on Supporting Teachers and School Leaders

On Tuesday, January 27th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, held it’s second full committee hearing on NCLB, “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teachers and School Leaders.” The hearing focused on teachers and school leaders, and AFSA was pleased there was much discussion on: how to recruit, train, and retain high-quality school leaders; and how to […]

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Unattainable Goals: Study Shows Missteps of Race to the Top

In September, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education group released “Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement,” a study showing that the funding goals Race to the Top (RTTT) required of states are out of reach and mismatched with the policy’s aims. RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward […]

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AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

AFSA Submits Letter to 113th Congress Members Outlining Education Priorities

Yesterday, we submitted a letter to all members of the 113th Congress outlining the key priorities for education moving forward.

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Statement in Response to NCLB Waivers

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) unfairly labels schools as failing and imposes escalating sanctions that are driven by high-stakes testing mandates. NCLB also sets an unrealistic timeline and goal for all students to be deemed proficient by 2014, and there is general agreement in Congress that the law is flawed. Yet progress on the reauthorization remains stalled. 



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