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3/1/2012

3/1/2012

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

New York City churches meeting in the city’s schools have won a major victory over the board of education, as a judge ruled that all congregations impacted by her injunction barring the city from evicting churches are covered by the verdict — and not just the main congregation named in the suit.

2/29/2012

The No Child Left Behind Act set national standards for student progress and an annual testing regime to measure it when the federal law was passed in 2002.

2/29/2012

A school choice advocate says he's preparing to open three charter schools in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District and possibly two in St. Charles County if legislation passes allowing for charter school expansion in Missouri.

2/29/2012

As promised by House leaders, the constitutional amendment authorizing state charter schools was brought back for reconsideration; passing this time by a margin of three votes to be sent on to the Senate for action.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

A statewide poll released by Washington Policy Center shows a strong majority, 60%, of Washingtonians support changing state law to allow charter public schools, and 64% say they support allowing low-income and minority children in urban neighborhoods to attend such schools.

2/28/2012

In the ongoing stare-down between state-legal medical-marijuana dispensaries and federal law-enforcement officials, today is the day somebody blinks.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

A Washington state prosecutor says his office will seek probation and treatment for a 9-year-old boy who took to school a gun that accidentally discharged and critically injured a classmate this past week.

2/24/2012

2/24/2012

Virginia education officials on Thursday morning finalized the state's waiver request for flexibility from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Schools would be required to teach about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 under a bill that passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

2/22/2012

Ohio schools wouldn’t be judged by whether all students pass state tests if federal officials grant the state’s request for freedom from the No Child Left Behind Act.

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law. But with the exception of politicians, educators and parents in the 11 states that have received them, nobody seems very pleased with the changes.

2/21/2012

Educators and their supporters gathered around the state to voice their continuing displeasure with Idaho Superintendent Tom Luna's Students Come First laws. But, Monday's demonstrations were more about moving forward than looking to the past.

2/21/2012

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

The Obama administration is focused on teaching again – but this time it’s hoping to reform the entire profession itself.

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