The U.S. Department of Education granted eight additional states waivers Tuesday from strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
President Obama announces 10 states will be exempt from "No Child Left Behind" rules in exchange for new reforms.
Ten states are being granted waivers to free them from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind education reform law, with President Barack Obama explaining Thursday that the move aims to "combine greater freedom with greater accountability."
Ten years ago, "No Child Left Behind" became the law of the land.
CNN's Sara Sidner has a sneak peek at India's new bargain tablet that's designed with students in mind.
India's Ministry of Education on Wednesday revealed what it calls the least expensive computer tablet in the world: a device that costs 2,276 rupees, or less than $50.
A number of states, including Georgia, already are putting things in place to opt out of the controversial No Child Left Behind Law, following President Barrack Obama's announcement Friday that states can now apply for waivers.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that states will be allowed to opt out of certain requirements imposed by the controversial No Child Left Behind law, the landmark education reform initiative passed with broad bipartisan support a decade ago.
One year ago this week, America got a wake-up call about a core problem in our politics that empowers ideological extremists and special interests.
At the 1988 Summer Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team finished with a bronze medal, its worst finish in 11 appearances and the first time it did not win gold since 1972.
Sec. of Education Arne Duncan talks about a waiver program aimed at absolving schools from Bush-era education standards.
About half the schools in Tennessee didn't meet the annual yearly progress requirements of the No Child Left Behind law last year. Tennessee is not alone.
From Race to the Top to "Waiting for 'Superman,' " Americans have been talking about public education reform -- and arguing about how to do it.
In the past couple months, thousands of teachers and parents have been calling for radical change in the education system, citing issues with the No Child Left Behind policy. Teachers, students, and parents across the country have come together with one goal in mind: fix a faulty education system.
Thirty-four schools in New Jersey are being investigated for possible cheating after an examination of standardized test data revealed irregularities and raised questions, the state Department of Education said.
Learning Shakespeare under a thatched roof in a building made almost entirely from bamboo. The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, is like no other.
The Green School was set up by retired businessman John Hardy after seeing Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
A year earlier than usual, the nation's largest teachers union on Monday endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.
President Obama and the first lady host military families at the White House for the Fourth of July.
Tens of thousands of people marched through Chile's capital Thursday, demanding lower tuition and other reforms in the nation's education system.
Khan Academy, an online school, provides lessons for free.
Many of those who are driving education policy today are fixed on a certain set of numbers and measurements that we're told are the way to gauge a quality school. But as a parent, that's not really what matters to me about my daughter's education.
In order to receive federal funding for education programs, for-profit colleges now need to prove that their graduates are actually getting jobs.
An open letter of appreciation to teachers from the Obama administration's chief education official has highlighted the administration's difficult relationship with the nation's teachers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that he plans to make good on a decision to slash more than 6,000 New York City teaching positions through attrition and layoffs.
President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to pass education reforms by the time students return to school next fall, telling a Virginia middle school that fixing problems in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- more commonly known as "No Child Left Behind" -- should be a top priority.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday his department estimates that four out of five schools in the United States will not make their "No Child Left Behind" benchmarks by the law's target year of 2014 -- and when the test scores are counted for the current school year, numbers could show that U.S. schools are already at that failure rate.
It takes a lot of guts to go up to Capitol Hill in the current budget-cutting climate and ask for more money, yet that's what Education Secretary Arne Duncan did at his appearance at the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday.
Even before Gov. Scott Walker began headlining the national news and teachers walked off their jobs and joined protests en masse over Wisconsin's budgetary reform measures, the country had been engaging in a serious dialogue on meaningful education reform.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker maintains his goal is not to bust unions but to balance the state budget.
Thousands of teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public sector workers have camped out at the Wisconsin Capitol, protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to reduce their take-home pay -- by increasing their contribution to their pension plans and health care benefits -- and restrict their collective bargaining rights.
This week's growing controversy about funding public education in Wisconsin is hardly an isolated incident, as 40 states are coping with budget shortfalls totaling $140 billion, which will threaten America's 14,000 school districts for the next five years, one analyst said Thursday.
President Obama's budget Monday will propose cutting $100 billion dollars from the Pell grant program and other higher education programs, but use those savings to ensure that eligible students would be able to receive the current maximum award of $5,500 per school year.
The president answers YouTube questions on topics ranging from drug legalization to the best part of his job.
President Barack Obama experienced a rare speaking stumble Thursday, mixing up Iraq and Afghanistan when responding in a YouTube interview to questions challenging the wars in those countries.
President Obama should be applauded for keeping education at the top of the nation's policy agenda at a time when so many other important issues -- the ongoing recession, two wars, health care, etc. -- demand his attention.
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into a potentially illegal girls-only sports competition that was held in the city of Jeddah in December, according to Saudi Arabian English-language daily newspaper Arab News.
Michelle Rhee, former DC schools chancellor, unveils Students First, a non-partisan group for education reform.
So much for limited government!
Students protesting government education reforms stormed the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy's official news agency reported Thursday.
Thousands or hundreds of Tibetan students have taken to the streets in protest this week, depending on divergent accounts -- one from advocates for a free Tibet and another from the ruling Chinese government.
The chancellor of the District of Columbia's Public Schools announced she was stepping down Wednesday, after three-and-a-half years as head of the troubled school system.
Oprah had a question: "In this age of red states and blue states, with everyone being so partisan against everything, that fact that you could all come together -- you're a Republican and he's a Democrat -- did that ever come into it?"
D.C.'s mayoral primary is being watched far beyond the city, as education is playing a significant role in the race.
Mayor Adrian Fenty swept into office in 2006 promising to fix the District of Columbia's struggling schools. Now, Fenty is in the fight of his career in part because of how he's tried to reform the district's schools.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a new California "trigger law" that allows parents to take back failing schools.
It's back-to-school time, which means some in the media have gone back to asking: "What's wrong with our schools? And how can we fix it?"
Across the country, parents have been busy preparing their children for the return to school. They have been buying new backpacks, new school supplies and new clothes.
The U.S. Education Department is set to announce the winners in the second round of its Race to the Top competition on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama said Thursday his plan to improve America's education system includes charter schools, intense teacher education and parent involvement.
Pres. Obama addresses the Race to the Top inititive at the National Urban League's 100th Anniversary convention.
CNN's Josh Levs shows us how schools are making drastic changes in an effort to get federal stimulus dollars.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were selected as finalists to receive more than $3 billion in the second round of funding for the Race to the Top Program, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
Steve Perry visits Overland Elementary School in Los Angeles to discuss how to involve parents in child's education.
U.S. education issues in 2010 boil down to two questions: how to fund cash-strapped state universities and how to fix so-called high school "drop-out factories."
Saying the United States is "falling behind" in education, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked Wednesday to persuade lawmakers that the Obama administration's plan to rewrite a federal education law is the right move for the nation's students and schools.
President Obama plans to change the way public schools are evaluated. CNN's John Roberts reports.
The Obama administration plans to send a wide-ranging overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law to Congress on Monday, arguing that the current legislation has pushed schools to lower their standards to meet federal requirements.
President Obama says his administration will work to turn around failing schools.
Kenya's prime minister on Monday urged former U.N. chief Kofi Annan to intervene in a dispute with the nation's president over the suspension of two Cabinet members.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spent the past couple days backpedaling from comments he made Sunday suggesting that Hurricane Katrina was good for New Orleans' failing schools.
Despite a heavy focus on fiscal discipline in his first State of the Union address, President Obama will announce an increase of up to $4 billion in federal education spending, according to senior administration officials familiar with the speech.
Zimbabwe's education system is beginning to battle back from years of neglect and an exodus of teachers.
President Obama deserves an A+ for his agenda for education reform. His decision to nominate Arne Duncan as U.S. education secretary was inspired, and his comments on holding the system accountable are honest, refreshing and insightful.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to push for reforms in how teachers are taught when he speaks at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York on Thursday.
Creating and saving jobs while boosting investment in the future are among the top goals of the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
President Obama plans to announce the next phase of education funding Friday as one round of stimulus money filters through state governments and into school districts.
When President Obama signs the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, there will be shouts of joy from both sides as Republicans and Democrats get their cherished earmarks.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan told students and educators at a Virginia high school Tuesday that he'll fight to put $20 billion in education construction funding back into the $838 billion economic stimulus package, as President Barack Obama wants.
President-elect Barack Obama has proposed an ambitious plan to rebuild the nation's crumbling schools as a part of his economic stimulus package, aiming to help budget-constrained school districts make much needed repairs.
President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his choice for agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as his choice for secretary of the interior, an aide on Obama's transition team and a separate Democratic source said.
President-elect Barack Obama will name Arne Duncan as his choice for education secretary and Sen. Ken Salazar as interior secretary, sources told CNN Monday.
Schools and states will now have to track and lift the graduation rates for all students under regulations being announced Tuesday by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings
Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday detailed his plan to strengthen the education system and charged that the Bush administration's "failure to act has put our nation in jeopardy."
Both John McCain and Barack Obama are campaigning hard to swing votes in battleground states.
A former Administration official says Bush's signature domestic initiative was spoiled by inflexible standards, a narrow focus and mixed motives
The chairman of the U.S. Senate education committee Tuesday introduced legislation to cut government subsidies to student loan companies, but the cuts were milder than some expected and lender stocks rose.
Moving the U.S. Congress closer to overhauling the troubled student loan industry, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee Monday unveiled proposals that would affect major lenders.
Bill Gates and Eli Broad two of the most generous philanthropists in the world are joining forces in a multi-million dollar project aimed at improving America's public schools and pushing education higher on the agenda of the 2008 presidential race.
In the corporate world, there's a short list of obvious suspects who may face tougher times under a Democratic Congress, including Big Pharma and Big Oil. Then there are the not-so-obvious suspects...
In the corporate world, there's a short list of obvious suspects who may face tougher times under a Democratic Congress, including Big Pharma and Big Oil. Then there are the not-so-obvious suspects - like what might be called Big Education.
Federal law has forced the nation's children to meet rigid academic performance standards that create "too many ways to fail," a bipartisan panel of state lawmakers who reviewed the No Child Left Behind Act said Wednesday.
President Bush on Wednesday nominated domestic policy adviser Margaret Spellings to be the next education secretary, replacing Rod Paige.
President Bush has tapped domestic policy adviser Margaret Spellings to be the next education secretary, replacing Rod Paige, a senior administration official told CNN on Tuesday.
When the schedule of prime-time speakers for the Republican National Convention was announced two months ago, it was full of the some of the party's top stars, many of them moderates: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani.
Pakistan's education minister has survived a rocket attack that killed one person and wounded 12 others outside the southwestern city of Quetta, police said.
This week, The Inside Edge looks at pressing election issues from U.S. policy in Iraq to college education reform.
The president of the nation's largest teachers' union Tuesday blasted Education Secretary Rod Paige for calling his group a "terrorist organization."
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