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ANA In its first six months at Santa Ana schools, a new set of federal standards has been deemed effective by teachers putting them to work in classrooms. Under the "Common Core" standards first developed by federal education leaders in 2009,
A newly formed organization held a town hall style meeting Feb. 23 saying that standardized testing is ultimately hurting students' performance across the nation. Jersey City Deputy Mayor Kabili Tayari makes opening remarks as a panelist at the
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., on Wednesday said that she'll introduce a bill in Congress next week that would reward high-poverty schools that improve their test scores and lower dropout rates. Act, also would provide grants to the poorest-performing 5
Washington state has taken another step toward saying goodbye to the federal No Child Left Behind law...Department of Education gave Washington a conditional waiver from some requirements of the federal education law, including the need for every
News Analysis Amid Deluge of Waivers, Goals of No Child Left Behind Are Questioned Published: February 9, 2013 As Congress contemplates rewriting No Child Left Behind , President George W. Bush's signature education law, legislators will tussle over
Waiver Hearing Comes with Surprises Six years after it expired, the No Child Left Behind Act is still making waves. The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on Thursday to the effect that the Administration's practice of issuing waivers to
Education Secretary Arne Duncan admitted on Thursday that he doesn't know what the word tautology means, while appearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his use of state flexibility waivers for the No Child Left
February 06, 2013 Dr. Rod Paige, a life-long educator, former U.S. Secretary of Education (2001-2005), and celebrated author, will keynote the Black History Month celebration at New Mercies Christian Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at
An Education Department official says Secretary Arne Duncan will remain in President Barack Obama 's Cabinet into a second term. The official disclosed the decision Monday on the condition of anonymity because a public announcement has not been made.
Miller said in a press release. "The 113th Congress has a key role to play to ensure that all students have access to a top-quality education, from early childhood to higher education, that prepares them to succeed in the 21st-century global economy."