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Colorado Taking The Lead To Dump NCLB

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado is among the first states asking for federal permission to overhaul how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child ...

Lawmakers: No Child Left Behind Rewrites Hurt Minority Students

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Minority lawmakers say House and Senate plans to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law fail to protect minority children, ...

Costs Of No Child Left Behind Waivers 'Jaw Dropping"

| John Fensterwald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, An ambivalent State Board of...

Number Of Schools Cited As Needing Improvement Skyrockets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

An unprecedented 1,325 schools across 123 New York districts have been identified for improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Of t...

Bipartisan Rewrite Of Contentious Bush-Era Law Sparks Debate

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a divided Washington, there's widespread agreement that the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law needs fixing. But findin...

John Celock

Governors Group Steps Into Teacher Evaluation Debate | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors on Thursday announced plans to work with three states and one territory on developing new teacher evaluation guid...

Federal Standing Revoked For Schools In Massive Cheating Scandal

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Georgia has revoked the federal standing for more than 40 Atlanta elementary and middle schools named in a massive cheating scandal. ...

Memo to GOP: Time to Notice Poverty

David Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
David Frum

To put it mildly, poverty alleviation has not been a Republican theme in the current cycle. To some degree, this is an understandable reaction to the disappointments of the Bush presidency. But what is understandable is not necessarily right.

Scores Plummet As More High School Juniors Required To Take State Tests

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

After the most recent return of 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam scores found nearly half of Illinois public school students failing to meet ...

What Is the Purpose of Testing?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Our current tests simply test student's ability to recall, memorize, and regurgitate. Is this what we want for our children?

State High School Graduation Rates Plummet Under New Formula

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, Illinois released report cards for each of the state's schools under a new formula bringing the way it reports school graduation rates in l...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Will Likely End $650 Million Tutoring Program

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds...

Joy Resmovits

Education Law Passage Contingent On Outside Political Forces | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators T...

Joy Resmovits

What Do Occupy Wall Street And Rand Paul Have In Common? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, te...

Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Rather than scripting our K-12 experience, and expecting miracles when we get to college that we'll suddenly have clarity about our interests, we have to start asking students what turns them on earlier.

No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

Randy Turner | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If education is failing in the United States, it is doing so because of the wounds being inflicted upon it by our elected officials and educational bureaucrats. The only way to see our children's lives improve is to remember that the public schools are not the problem.

Education Nation or Education Corporation?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cliff Schecter

Although some people really want to improve the system for our children, there are also those who see our schools as a way to bring about their vision of a 21st century America -- which sometimes looks a lot like 1984.

No Child Left Behind; Parents Need to Take Responsibility

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

As a former farm worker, who grew up with adults who had very little education, I never had any help, nor did my guardians understand the importance of my doing homework or studying

Hayley Miller

No Child Left Behind Revision Moves One Step Closer To Law | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate education committee completed a bipartisan markup revising the No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday evening. After 13 hours o...

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

Half Of Illinois Public High School Students Failed Important Exam

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

Nearly half of all Illinois public school students failed the annual 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam, the worst statewide performance record...

WATCH: Sen. Bennet Gets Fiery For Education Reform

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado's typically subdued U.S.Senator, got a little fiery yesterday in an off-the-cuff speech in Washington. Bennet, a for...

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: 'I'll Tell You What A Tragedy Is' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision hit the Senate floor earlier than expected on Wednesday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) buste...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Coalition But Not Teachers' Unions Harp On Harkin's Education Bill | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

As Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee debated federal education policy at an abbreviated hearing Wednesday morning, two co...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Rand Paul: Slow Down Education Reform | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Letters and amendments are flying on the eve of the first markup of a comprehensive rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law, providing a glimpse into ...