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South Carolina education board OKs timeline for new standards

...college and career ready," as required to maintain the state's waiver from the all-or-nothing provisions of No Child Left Behind. Without that waiver, the state would lose control over much of its federal money for high-poverty schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-13/south-carolina-education-boar
Trial of 12 set to begin in Atlanta cheating case

...2011 state investigation found widespread cheating on annual state exams used to determine whether schools met the No Child Left Behind law, with ties to extra funding. Investigators reported cheating in 44 schools with nearly 180 educators involved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-10/trial-12-set-begin-atl
Across Georgia

...extendedATLANTA - The U.S. De partment of Education has granted Georgia an extended exemption from certain parts of the No Child Left Behind Act.In a letter Thursday, federal education officials said Georgia has been given an extension for the 2014-15...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-31/across-georgia
Hice-Collins congressional race turns ugly

...Hice said after citing several votes by the elder ? raising the debt ceiling, his own salary and approving the No Child Left Behind Act.Collins defended his father's conservative voting record before pointing his finger at Hice for statements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-07-21/hice-collins-congressional-race
AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

...mechanism that keeps this in check.Perdue: Common Core is not going to solve the education problem in this country. No Child Left Behind didn't. Race to the Top didn't. Com mon Core will not. ... Com mon Core, at its best, is now a distraction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-06/ap-interview-p
SC board approves new educator evaluation system

...board's decision ensures South Carolina will maintain its waiver from the "onerous provisions" of the federal No Child Left Behind law.Evaluating educators based on performance is a required part of states' exemption from the law's all-or-nothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-13/sc-board-approves-new-educato
SC push could change little from Common Core

...Officials don't want to risk losing the state's federal waiver from the all-or-nothing provisions of the 2001 No Child Left Behind law, which otherwise requires that every student score proficient on math and reading tests this year. No school in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-14/sc-push-could-change-ilttle-c
Graham isn't conservative

...is nicknamed "Senator Grahamnesty" because of his support of amnesty for undocumented aliens.He has voted for No Child Left Behind; the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, a.k.a. TARP; increasing the federal minimum wage; the fiscal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-12/graham-isnt-conservative
Georgia education officials expected to recommend test development company

...state committed to rolling out a new test during the 2014-15 school year in return for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind act. Pressure to meet that deadline increased in July when Georgia dropped out of a multi-state consortium that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-07/georgia-education-officia
SC Senate approves replacing Common Core in 1 year

...college and career readiness, or the state will lose its waiver from the all-or-nothing provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law.But the state won't be able to use tests South Carolina officials helped create with 21 other states. A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-01/sc-senate-approves-replacing-