Reform

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

It is time to take into account what we have learned from No Child Left Behind in the past decade and improve the federal accountability and school improvement system, rather than end it.

7/31/2013

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo proposes increasing access to early childhood education and more extended learning time in schools, among other initiatives.

7/30/2013

We have a system in which politicians and bureaucrats have too much control, parents have too little, and students' needs get lost in the shuffle.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013

The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget lays out a sweeping restructuring intended to consolidate STEM education in the U.S. into three agencies—the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution—and to cut down on the inefficiency of overlapping initiatives.

7/26/2013

The day President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in early 2002, he flew to a high school in Hamilton, Ohio, the home district of Rep. John A. Boehner, and then that afternoon, appeared in Boston and praised the bill’s Democratic sponsor in the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Nearly a dozen years later, that bipartisanship spirit in federal education policy has evaporated.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill aimed at greatly narrowing the federal role in public education that was expanded under No Child Left Behind. No Democrat voted for the bill, called the Student Success Act, and the Obama administration has threatened to veto it.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013

Two decades after the Education Reform Act of 1993 set the ambitious, but so far elusive, goal of raising all students to academic proficiency, there is growing momentum behind a fundamental rethinking of urban education that some believe could provide the foundation to actually reach that goal.

7/19/2013

7/19/2013

Last year when American Paradigm Schools took over Philadelphia's infamous, failing John Paul Jones Middle School, the police predicted chaos. But instead, results show that in a single year, the number of serious incidents fell by 90 percent.

7/19/2013

New legislation that would single out the Wake County Board of Commissioners in taking over school construction from the school board passed a state Senate committee, potentially breaking a stalemate that has held up the change.

7/18/2013

7/18/2013

Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time parents become frustrated that schools are not able to meet the individual needs of their children.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

7/17/2013

Unfortunately the only "fix" for failing schools prescribed by the new law is a financial incentive to parents to remove their children from these schools.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

7/16/2013

The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.

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