Education Reform

Link to ESEA Flexibility page Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

Find out how states can get relief from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) in exchange for efforts to close achievement gaps, promote rigorous accountability, and ensure that all students are on track to graduate college- and career-ready.

Read the announcement. Visit the ESEA Flexibility page. See also the ESEA home page and blueprint for reauthorizing ESEA.

America’s Kids Need a Better Education Law (August 26)
This op-ed originally appeared in August 25 edition of The Washington Post.
State and Local Education Agencies “Like” Social Media (June 24)
Throw out the word “mimeograph” to high school students today and you’re likely to receive a classroom full of puzzled looks. How educators and schools transmit information in and out of the...
New Flexibility for States Implementing Fast-Moving Reforms: Laying Out Our Thinking (June 18)
Over the last four years, states and school districts across America have embraced an enormous set of urgent challenges with real courage: raising standards to prepare young people to compete in the...
2014 Education Budget: What’s the Bottom Line? (April 10)
As Education Secretary Arne Duncan often says, budgets aren’t just numbers in a ledger