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August 08, 2011

Reaction Pours in on NCLB Waiver Announcement

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.

August 08, 2011

Obama Gives Go-Ahead for NCLB Waivers to States

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

'Save Our Schools' Leaders Craft Next Steps

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

'Save Our Schools' Rally Turns Up the Heat

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

'Save Our Schools' Leaders Decline White House Invitation

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

Obama Asks Corporate CEOs to Donate More to Education

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

Obama Will Give Booker T. Washington High Commencement

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

Kids Ask White House Smart Questions About Bin Laden

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

Vote Now: Winning High School Hosts Obama for Graduation

Friday is the deadline to vote for your favorite high school as part of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

April 12, 2011

Spending Bill Slashes Tech., Literacy, but Has Bright Spots

The long-awaited spending bill to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year eliminates a number of education programs.

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