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.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

Broadening K12 Curriculum in ESEA Reauthorization

Recommendations for how the federal government can better support a well-rounded education for each child.