State officials give a thumbs-up to the idea of wiggle room from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, but others sound a note of caution.
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August 08, 2011
August 08, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will spell out in September what states will have to do to get waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.
July 31, 2011
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.
July 29, 2011
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.
July 28, 2011
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.
July 18, 2011
The president met with several CEOs this afternoon to ask the business community to commit more money to improving K-12 education.
May 10, 2011
A Memphis, Tenn., high school won this year's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, and will have the president as its speaker at graduation ceremonies.
May 05, 2011
Students asked a top White House aide during a webinar why bin Laden wasn't captured and brought to trial, how the U.S. confirmed his identity, and what his death means for the overall terrorism threat.
April 26, 2011
Friday is the deadline to vote for your favorite high school as part of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.
April 12, 2011
The long-awaited spending bill to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year eliminates a number of education programs.