Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27am
In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:48pm
If you want to talk about schools, the top guy to talk to is Arne Duncan. Tuesday morning, he met with about 400 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Denver to have a conversation about fixing slumping schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:20pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:17pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 3:30pm
The Louisiana Department of Education has written some significant revisions into its plan for overhauling the system it uses to judge the quality of public schools in Louisiana.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 2:37pm
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:54pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 5:43pm
By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an 'A' by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 1:28pm
President Obama will waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind federal education law for 10 states that have embraced his educational agenda and promised to raise standards, and improve accountability and teacher effectiveness, the White House announced on Thursday morning.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 3:58pm
In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.