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Reply Comments on Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

April 22, 2014

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The Problem With Student Loan Forgiveness | The National Journal

April 21, 2014

Under Pay as You Earn, lawyers with over a hundred thousand dollars of debt can be earning $70,000 a year, qualify for income-driven repayment, and end up having the majority of their loans forgiven, Delisle and co-author Alex Holt found in a 2012 report.

Illinois Schools Get Waiver from No Child Left Behind Progress Mandate | Chicago Sun-Times

April 18, 2014

No Child Left Behind “was completely out of sync with what was happening on the ground in districts,” said Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst with the Washington, D.C.-based New America Foundation. “It was completely insane that you would have 100 percent of students in Illinois or any schools being proficient in Common Core assessments that are more rigorous and more challenging.”

The waiver is “resetting the clock and allowing the state to identify schools that are really struggling with the new standards” instead of labeling so many schools as failing, she said.

At Long Last, Illinois Approved for No Child Left Behind Waiver | Education Week

April 18, 2014

Still, the approval is a big departure, said Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation and all-around waiver wizard.

"One of the only things in the waivers that has been a hard and fast rule is that, by 2015-16, you need to have a teacher-evaluation system in place," Hyslop said. "Are we seeing willingness to negotiate on the timeline that we haven't seen before?"

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