Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 3:55pm
Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 6:20pm
Rhode Island will join a majority of states in requesting relief from the controversial national education law, No Child Left Behind.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 5:42pm
Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 1:13am
The Massachusetts education board voted to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of academic progress.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:35pm
A rare show of bipartisanship in a divided Congress produced a deal to fix an education law long considered flawed, until a single senator stalled progress.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:22pm
It pains me to say this, but from everything I have been reading Sen.Tom Harkin's plan -- and every other plan to revise No Child Left Behind -- is destined to be the same miserable failure the original law has been.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 3:09pm
Former President George W. Bush said Thursday he's still passionate about education, even though he considers himself to be only an observer of politics since he left office.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 3:21pm
Republican Sen. Rand Paul may not have the clout in Congress to reach his goal of eliminating the Department of Education, but he can do a close second: shut down the Senate committee trying to pass sweeping new federal education legislation.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 2:32pm
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a member of the Senate education committee and a former U.S. secretary of education, said that when the panel takes up the legislation this week, he will vote to send it to the full Senate.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 1:08pm
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) shifted a major teacher evaluation requirement out of his rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- known as No Child Left Behind -- over the weekend, shifting the dynamics of the debate over the bill's passage.