Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:55pm
When New Jersey applied to the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to tout elements of his education reform agenda that had been languishing in the state legislature for months.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 4:10pm
Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly progress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 10:47pm
The U.S. Department of Education announced that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 3:34pm
The Christie administration wants to withhold state and federal aid to low-performing schools that refuse to undergo significant reshaping via measures such as removing principals and teachers, lengthening the school day and revamping the curriculum.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 3:41pm
A majority of U.S. states intend to opt out of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, and 11 have already made formal requests to take advantage of the waivers President Barack Obama offered in September, the Education Department said on Tuesday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:58pm
Citing the strength of historic public education reforms already under way in Kentucky, the state on Monday submitted its application asking to be relieved of some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:12pm
When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools. How they'd do that varies.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 11:42pm
The No Child Left Behind Act drove schools to slash programs that don't directly contribute to the goal of higher achievement in reading and math. The technology revolution, with its emphasis on math and science, has further pushed us to prioritize those disciplines.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:41pm
Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:17pm
A popular after school program for children of working families known as New Jersey After 3, which had planned to shutter due to a loss of state funding, will continue its work through a new partnership with the state Department of Education, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.