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    Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Passes House

    The House has just passed the Student Success Act (SSA), a proposal sponsored by Representatives John Kline (R–MN) and Todd Rokita (R–IN) to rewrite the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. The proposal aims to fix some of NCLB’s most egregious policy flaws. Importantly, the proposal would eliminate Adequate … More

    Protecting Educational Freedom This Independence Day: Cracks in the Common Core

    Just in time for Independence Day, the foundations of the Common Core initiative are showing some cracks. Common Core is an effort to establish national standards and tests to define what every child in public school will learn. It has been heavily incentivized by the Obama Administration and is an … More

    Common Core: Homeschoolers Face New Questions on College Admissions

    New information on Common Core “alignment” by the ACT, SAT, and even GED exams raises questions about the impact Common Core will have on private and homeschooled students and their ability to “opt out” of the federally incentivized standards if they want to apply for college. David Coleman, new head … More

    Common Core: North Carolina to Review

    Last week, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest released a video explaining his opposition to his state’s rush to adopt Common Core national standards and tests and lending his support to the State Board of Education’s decision to review the standards over the next few months. As a sitting member … More

    Kline and Rokita Unveil Rewrite of No Child Left Behind

    House Education and the Workforce Committee chairman John Kline (R–MN) and Representative Todd Rokita (R–IN) have introduced the Student Success Act (SSA)—a proposal to rewrite No Child Left Behind (NCLB). While restoring excellence in education will require more than a fix to the bureaucratic NCLB, Kline’s proposal makes some improvements … More

    WATCH: Heritage Hangout on Common Core Education Standards

    The rubber is meeting the road with the Obama Administration’s Common Core education standards. As the standards start to affect students in the classroom, even the American Federation of Teachers has said that teachers are not ready to implement the new program. Michelle Malkin has been covering the Common Core … More

    Common Core Implementation Proves Problematic

    New York and Kentucky have begun testing based on the new Common Core education standards, and they are quickly seeing frustration among educators, parents, and students. The states that have signed on to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative are supposed to fully implement the standards by the 2014–2015 … More

    GUEST POST: Tread Lightly When Regulating Private Schools

    What we cherish dearly in the private school community (be it religious or independent) is freedom—the freedom to provide an education different from that provided in public schools. America is a pluralistic society, with lots of answers to the question, what is the good life? And schools reflect those answers. … More

    Morning Bell: Join the Fight Against Common Core

    Two competing forces are pushing on America’s K–12 education system today. One is an effort to infuse education choice into a long-stagnant system, empowering parents with the ability to send their child to a school that meets her unique learning needs. The other is an effort to further centralize education … More

    Michigan Budget Battle Provides Opportunity to Reject Common Core National Standards

    A budget battle is brewing in Michigan. But it isn’t the type of spending battle typically associated with budget making—this is a fight over the future of Michigan’s educational autonomy. It’s a battle over Common Core national standards. According to a report by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) … More