Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 5:42pm
Closing public schools to reopen new ones destroys communities and does nothing to better educate children, education historian and New York University professor Diane Ravitch told the City Club of Chicago Monday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 2:35pm
California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state's target score, according to California's annual index of school achievement released Thursday.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:56am
When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 9:39am
In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 3:17pm
The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:18am
The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.
State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.