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10/18/2011

10/18/2011

Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to revamp it.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

Armando Cardenas says he has thought about leaving Alabama because of the possibility of being arrested as an illegal immigrant and the hostility he feels from residents.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Cherokee ISD has joined 151 other school districts in the state to join with the Equity Center to file lawsuit against the State of Texas over public education.

10/14/2011

A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

An unusually divided Michigan State Board of Education couldn’t come to an agreement on how to weigh in on a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that would in part allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide.

10/12/2011

After an Alabama judge ruled that students’ immigration statuses must be verified in order to attend school, thousands of Hispanic families have fled from the state. This outrageous law must go.

10/12/2011

The Hawaii Department of Education will seek a waiver to key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires that schools meet rising annual proficiency goals or face increasing sanctions.

10/12/2011

A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal education to English-learners and black students, resulting in wide academic disparities, the U.S. Department of Education announced.

10/12/2011

Citing Pennsylvania's high dropout rates, Gov. Tom Corbett promoted taxpayer-paid vouchers as the ticket to a better education for low-income students in the state's worst-performing school districts as he detailed a broader plan to improve and reshape public education in Pennsylvania.

10/12/2011

A senior Senate Democrat released a draft of a sprawling revision of the No Child Left Behind education law that would dismantle the provisions of the law that used standardized test scores in reading and math to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.

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