1.  Next up: The Next Generation Science Standards said to be designed with the most- and least-advanced science students in mind.

2. The government is now allowing states that received their No Child Left Behind waivers by last summer to apply for a delay in using their new evaluation systems for personnel decisions to the 2016-17 school year–right before Obama takes his leave. Some schools, however, are already on track.

3). New Hampshire is the latest state to receive a NCLB waiver.

4). The U.S. House of Representatives has passed its own version of the NCLB rewrite, called the Student Success Act. It would:

  • eliminate more than 70 federal programs;
  • allow states to create their own accountability systems;
  • eliminate the requirement that struggling schools use one of the 4 federal models for change;
  • promote charter schools.

5). Obama has promised to veto the above Student Success Act.

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