Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:19pm
The Education Department could use federal dollars to build schools for districts that suffer traumatic events such as those in Newtown, Conn., under an agreement the Senate education panel approved Wednesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:42am
NSBA is concerned that some provisions in the bill would create a much larger federal role that would hamper school districts’ innovation and flexibility, and other provisions that would create additional bureaucracies at the expense of student achievement.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:10am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would be put in charge of classrooms under companion bills Senate and House Republicans introduced Thursday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:52pm
On Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, introduced the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. It is an updated version of the 48-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law that governs all public schools that receive federal money to support the most vulnerable students among the poor, racial minorities, learners of the English language and the disabled.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:35am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:08pm
The No Child Left Behind Act increased student and teacher accountability, tests and led to the development of the Common Core Standards. All of these are noble changes, well-intentioned changes and no one is arguing that change was needed, but the implementation of the changes in all grade levels meant that the students in grade 1-12 were held to standards for which they were not prepared.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:58pm
The discussion about education reform should shift from widespread condemnation to a more targeted, nuanced conversation.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 3:00pm
Hawaii's state Department of Education has given $1 million in one-time grants to 32 local schools as part of the “Strive HI” campaign, which rewards and supports public schools who have shown progress in academic performance and in meeting annual progress goals tied to the No Child Left Behind Act.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 1:11pm
In 2002, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was amended as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) under then-President George W. Bush, few would have predicted that in the 10 years to follow, NCLB would become a household name, both vilified and praised.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 4:26pm
The number of school districts meeting benchmarks imposed by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation continues to worsen in West-Central Illinois and across the state.