No Child Left Behind http://nwpr.org en Diane Ravitch Rebukes Education Activists' 'Reign Of Error' http://nwpr.org/post/diane-ravitch-rebukes-education-activists-reign-error Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, spent years advocating for an overhaul of the American education system. She supported the No Child Left Behind Act, the charter school movement and standardized testing.<p>But Ravitch recently — and very publicly — changed her mind. She looked at the data and decided that the kinds of changes she'd supported weren't working. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:04:00 +0000 editor 34836 at http://nwpr.org Diane Ravitch Rebukes Education Activists' 'Reign Of Error' Washington Is At “High Risk” Of Losing Federal Education Waiver http://nwpr.org/post/washington-high-risk-losing-federal-education-waiver <p></p><p>Washington and Oregon have been given one year to change the way they evaluate teachers or risk losing millions in federal education funding.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:40:30 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 32654 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Gets Waiver From No Child Left Behind http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-gets-waiver-no-child-left-behind <p>Oregon has joined Washington and 31 other states in getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it&#39;s approved Oregon&#39;s request for more flexibility. Oregon education officials say part of the aim is to shift away from penalizing schools for failing to meet rigid benchmarks. Ben Cannon is Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber&rsquo;s the education policy advisor. He says the green light from the feds ends a period of uncertainty for school districts. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:15:39 +0000 Chris Lehman 11878 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Gets Waiver From No Child Left Behind Wash. Requests No Child Left Behind Waiver http://nwpr.org/post/wash-requests-no-child-left-behind-waiver <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington State will apply for a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says the state will ask to set its own standards for student achievement. From KUOW in Seattle, Ann Dornfeld reports. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:39:45 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 3248 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Requests No Child Left Behind Waiver