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No Child Left Behind Waivers

Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursd...

Rebecca Klein

What The White House Is Doing To Make Sure Low-Income Students Get Good Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

The White House on Monday took a step to ensure that schools serving low-income areas get their fair share of the nation's best teachers. New guide...

Joy Resmovits

Is The Obama Administration Backing Away From Standardized Testing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

For years, the Obama administration has made tougher teacher evaluations a centerpiece of its education agenda, giving states incentives to grade educ...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Plans To Tackle Major Education Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students o...

Rebecca Klein

Turns Out No Child Left Behind May Have Actually Been Good For Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

When Vanderbilt University professor Jason A. Grissom started exploring how the No Child Left Behind Act has affected teachers, he expected to find th...

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.

Joy Resmovits

This State Risks Reviving No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

As states face mounting criticism for rushing to grade teachers based on students' standardized test scores, they confront a crucial choice: Move ahea...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Joy Resmovits

New York Students With Disabilities May Soon Take Easier Tests Than Their Peers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

A proposal to test some severely disabled students on lower educational standards advanced in New York on Tuesday, paving the way for a potential coll...

Joy Resmovits

New York Wants To Give Special Education Kids Easier Tests Like 'The Old South,' Advocate Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards and tests as other kids their age? That decades-old question is being revi...

Joy Resmovits

States Struggle To Overhaul Schools After No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Some states are having trouble keeping the promises they made to get out from under the cumbersome No Child Left Behind Act, according to the Educatio...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civi...

Jared Gilmour

Schwarzenegger Lobbies For After-School Programming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Terminator is worried that after-school programs could be cut for students across the country. "I'm here to protect after-school...

Joy Resmovits

Texas Drops Major Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

It's official. Texas is leaving behind George W. Bush's baby -- the No Child Left Behind education law. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan an...

States Offered More Time To Ignore Education Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- States can request permission to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law through the spring of 2016, the Education Depart...

The Problem With No Child Left Behind Waivers

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of N...

Pennsylvania Gets A No Child Left Behind Waiver

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department has approved Pennsylvania's request to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind's requirements in exchange for a pl...

Joy Resmovits

A Return To Bush Education Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice. On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wro...

Ed Dept. Lets More Schools Ignore Parts Of Federal Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eight of California's largest school districts can ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law, Education Secretary Arne...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

Joy Resmovits

Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

LAUSD Takes A Stand Against Bush-Era 'No Child Left Behind' Law

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 07.30.2013 | Los Angeles

In response to concerns raised by federal regulators, Los Angeles Unified and eight other school districts have filed an amended application for a wai...

Duncan Grants 3 More States No Child Left Behind Exemptions

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore par...

NCLB Waivers Granted To 3 More States

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore part...