Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:26pm
A senior Senate Democrat released a draft of a sprawling revision of the No Child Left Behind education law that would dismantle the provisions of the law that used standardized test scores in reading and math to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 6:35pm
In issuing waivers to states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind), releasing them from a 2014 deadline for achieving 100 percent proficiency on standardized reading and math exams, President Barack Obama rightly chastised Congress for its failure to bring the law’s decade-old requirements up to date.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has urged more inclusion in the classroom and an end to the “2 percent rule,” which disguises the performance of students with special needs to boost a school’s scores.