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March 29, 2011

Does Obama's Opposition to Vouchers Doom ESEA?

The House is expected to pass a bill resurrecting the D.C. voucher program, a top priority for John Boehner but opposed by the Obama administration.

March 29, 2011

On Testing, What Was Obama Really Trying to Say?

The U.S. Department of Education clarifies remarks by President Obama suggesting he might not be in favor of annual testing. He is.

March 29, 2011

Keep Subgroup Mandates in ESEA, Civil Rights Groups Urge

A strongly worded letter from a broad range of civil rights and other groups warns against watering down subgroup data mandates in renewal of ESEA.

March 14, 2011

Obama Vows No Education Cuts, Calls for NCLB Fix

President Barack Obama drew a line in the sand against attempts to cut education spending as Congress struggles to come up with a federal budget for the rest of the year.

March 14, 2011

Obama to Make High-Profile Pitch for 'Fixing' NCLB

President Barack Obama is expected to give a speech this morning calling on Congress to "fix" the No Child Left Behind Act in time for the start of the next school year.

March 10, 2011

ESEA 'Big 8' Meeting Take 2: Lawmakers to Meet With Obama

Top members of Congress overseeing reauthorization of the education law will head to the White House to talk things over.

March 08, 2011

Obama to Call for More Education R&D

The president plans to tout his administration's $90 million plan to create a new education research initiative modeled after DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

March 04, 2011

Jeb Bush Helps Obama Sell Education as Bipartisan Issue

President Obama kicked off the White House's "education month" today in Miami at a school event alongside former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican.

March 03, 2011

Stopgap Spending Bill Severs Array of Education Programs

The stopgap federal spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday almost certainly spells the end of federal funding for more than a dozen education programs.

March 02, 2011

Senate Moderates Release NCLB Overhaul Plan

The moderates' set of principles Wednesday for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act closely mirrors the Obama administration's own vision for overhauling the law.

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