Topic: NCLB

Texas AFT Comments on Proposed State-Recommended Appraisal System

For several years the Texas Education Agency has been developing a new appraisal model for teachers, with scores of districts participating voluntarily in piloting the new system. Now the agency has promulgated proposed administrative rules for implementing the appraisal model. Texas AFT took advantage of the public-comment period on the draft rules today by submitting more than a dozen specific...

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Education Gets Funding Boost as Congress Passes Major Budget Deal; D.C. Voucher Funding Left Out

Congress managed to avoid another round of budgetary gridlock on Thursday and Friday, passing a massive federal budget bill for fiscal year 2016. The bill includes some funding increases for vital education programs while excluding funding for a controversial private-school voucher program in the District of Columbia. The margin of passage was 316 to 113 in the U.S. House and...

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NCLB Is No More—Major Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act

A bipartisan rejection of the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act was celebrated at the White House on Thursday, as President Obama wasted no time in signing the successor to NCLB just a day after final passage by Congress. The new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be known as the Every Student Succeeds Act, or...

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Take NCLB Rewrite Across the Finish Line—Contact Your U.S. Senators

Help finish off the No Child Left Behind Act and open the door to a more rational approach to assessment and accountability! Last week the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly (359 to 64) to overhaul NCLB. This week please urge the U.S. Senate to follow suit. Write to your senators and ask them to vote YES on the Every Student Succeeds Act....

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