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Post-NCLB plan gets OK from legislative panel

September 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE – The Legislature’s rules review panel voted 4-2 this afternoon
to approve the state Department of Education’s new system for school
accountability.
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State adopts new system to replace US education law

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE In a split vote Thursday, the state Board of Education decided South Dakota’s public schools should operate under a new accountability system that replaces No Child Left Behind.
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SD gets NCLB waiver

June 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SD official hails ‘new era’ in school accountability.

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Franken’s staff to discuss No Child Left Behind reform Wednesday in Willmar, Minn.

February 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Members of Sen. Al Franken’s staff will meet Wednesday afternoon with local education officials and teachers to discuss education reform. Continue Reading

Area superintendents pleased to have ‘No Child’ waiver

February 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A waiver from some of the requirements of federal education law was welcome news to public school superintendents in west central Minnesota, as well as across the state.
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‘Common Core’ set to replace NCLB, public hearings planned

February 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state House of Representatives agreed Monday the state Board of Education officials must hold meetings across South Dakota to get public comments on the new Common Core standards proposed for K-12 public schools.
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Franken amendments included in Senate NCLB reform

February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The U.S. Senate has a bipartisan federal education reform proposal ready for consideration, but the next steps in the process will depend on what is developed in the House, Sen. Al Franken said Friday morning. Continue Reading

SD officials proposing school assessment system to replace No Child Left Behind

December 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) State Education Secretary Melody Schopp says South Dakota has proposed a new system for assessing school performance to replace the federal school improvement law known as No Child Left Behind. Continue Reading

State tells feds it will bend rules on NCLB

June 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

S.D. education secretary: ‘Our department simply does not have the capacity’ to comply with federal law.’ Continue Reading

Education secretary: NCLB not the right direction

January 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The annual adequate yearly progress reports could be a thing of the past for U.S. public schools.
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