Based on states that have already reported their "adequate yearly progress" or AYP results, the failure rate for schools may not be nearly as the high as the 82 percent that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan predicted.
The compromise legislation that will raise the debt ceiling will create new federal spending caps, which are likely to affect education, advocates warn.
The agreement worked out between the White House and congressional negotiators would avoid dire cuts to the $23 billion program.
As more states ask the U.S. Department of Education from relief NCLB, federal officials gave Idaho approval to bypass one piece of the nation's school accountability law.
The organizers of the weekend's Save Our Schools March say reaction to their movement has only bolstered their resolve, and their work will continue.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches a renewed effort to remake the teaching profession, calling for higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for those entering schools of education.
Speakers and workshops turned up the rhetorical heat on standards- and test-based accountability and other policies opposed by those attending the four-day gathering that includes a march on the White House on Saturday.
The organizers of the Save our Schools March and National Call to Action say the White House can come to them, or they'll come to the White House on Sunday. But they won't attend a meeting with President Obama's education advisers on Friday.
Education advocates are desperately scrambling to ensure that lawmakers look out for K-12 interests in a final agreement on the debt ceiling.
When the organizers of the wanted to quickly convey their concerns with the direction of education reform, they presented Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an art installation: a baby doll in a box. Not just any box, either, but a box wrapped in testing bubble answer sheets.