Education Savings Accounts: “The Way of the Future”

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.

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Educational Opportunity for Military Children

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

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Bush Promotes Education Initiative in Denver

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.

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Rand Paul Stalls Senate Education Bill

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.

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Senators Announce Agreement on Education Law

Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to revamp it.

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The Road to Rigor

Raising the bar across the curriculum has become serious business.

Will NCLB Regulatory Relief Come in Time?

Educators wonder what NCLB provisions will be lifted, what reform models districts will have to comply with, and whether relief will be approved before the start of school.

Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule

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.

Is the Reauthorization of ESEA in Sight?

Roughly 82 percent of schools will face sanctions for failing to make AYP under the current regulations of NCLB.

Holding on to Parent Voices

Facing what they see as a potential blow to parents in the "Blueprint for Reform," advocates for parent involvement in schools push back.