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Obama administration gives 8 states waivers on No Child Left Behind updated: Tue May 29 2012 19:01:00

The U.S. Department of Education granted eight additional states waivers Tuesday from strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

Ten states will get 'No child' exemptionupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 05:24:00

President Obama announces 10 states will be exempt from "No Child Left Behind" rules in exchange for new reforms.

10 states freed from some 'No Child Left Behind' requirementsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 05:24:00

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."

We need to fix No Child Left Behindupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 14:58:00

Ten years ago, "No Child Left Behind" became the law of the land.

India launches world's cheapest computerupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 22:20:00

CNN's Sara Sidner has a sneak peek at India's new bargain tablet that's designed with students in mind.

Announcing the $49 computer tabletupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 22:20:00

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.

States gear up to opt out of No Child Left Behind lawupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 19:45:00

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.

Obama allowing states to opt out of education reform requirementsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:51:00

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.

Christine O'Donnell: Exhibit A for getting rid of closed primariesupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 11:26:00

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.

Parents, time to panic about our kids' educationupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 11:08:00

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.

Say goodbye to 'no child left behind'updated: Tue Aug 09 2011 21:17:00

Sec. of Education Arne Duncan talks about a waiver program aimed at absolving schools from Bush-era education standards.

White House announces waivers for No Child Left Behind lawupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 21:17:00

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.

After school reform march, teachers question what's nextupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 10:33:00

From Race to the Top to "Waiting for 'Superman,' " Americans have been talking about public education reform -- and arguing about how to do it.

Teachers take lessons of No Child Left Behind to D.C.updated: Fri Jul 29 2011 16:09:00

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.

34 N.J. schools investigated for possible cheatingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 18:04:00

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.

Green School sustains pupil's interestupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 08:27:00

Learning Shakespeare under a thatched roof in a building made almost entirely from bamboo. The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, is like no other.

Bali's 'green' seat of learningupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 08:27:00

The Green School was set up by retired businessman John Hardy after seeing Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."

Nation's largest teachers union endorses Obama re-electionupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 05:55:00

A year earlier than usual, the nation's largest teachers union on Monday endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

First family celebrates July 4updated: Tue Jul 05 2011 05:55:00

President Obama and the first lady host military families at the White House for the Fourth of July.

Chileans rally in capital to demand better education policiesupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 23:23:00

Tens of thousands of people marched through Chile's capital Thursday, demanding lower tuition and other reforms in the nation's education system.

Online school opens up learningupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 22:30:00

Khan Academy, an online school, provides lessons for free.

Reformers, please listen to what parents want for schoolsupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 22:30:00

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.

CNNMoney: For-profit colleges face tougher funding standardsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 08:10:00

In order to receive federal funding for education programs, for-profit colleges now need to prove that their graduates are actually getting jobs.

Teachers give cold shoulder to Obama education chiefupdated: Mon May 16 2011 10:00:00

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.

Bloomberg to cut more than 6,000 NYC teaching positionsupdated: Fri May 06 2011 17:21:00

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.

Obama calls for Congress to pass education reformsupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 12:23:00

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.

Duncan: 'No Child Left Behind' creates failure for U.S. schoolsupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 22:01:00

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.

Duncan defends Obama's budget on Capitol Hillupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 18:01:00

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.

Pressure for school reform is buildingupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 12:13:00

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.

Governor: 'We don't have any more money'updated: Wed Feb 23 2011 12:13:00

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker maintains his goal is not to bust unions but to balance the state budget.

Why America's teachers are enragedupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:42:00

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.

Education funding crisis expected to grow beyond Wisconsinupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 06:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Obama's budget to target education Pell grantsupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 17:03:00

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.

YouTube users interview President Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 07:06:00

The president answers YouTube questions on topics ranging from drug legalization to the best part of his job.

Obama mixes up Iraq, Afghanistan on YouTubeupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 07:06:00

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.

Obama has long way to go on education reformupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 06:30:00

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 investigating female sports competition, paper reportsupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 13:32:00

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.

DC education reforms go nationalupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 10:13:00

Michelle Rhee, former DC schools chancellor, unveils Students First, a non-partisan group for education reform.

Fortune: One size can't teach allupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 05:37:00

So much for limited government!

Students protest education reform in Italyupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 03:04:00

Students protesting government education reforms stormed the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy's official news agency reported Thursday.

Tibetan students protest, say China is wiping out their cultureupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 01:48:00

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.

D.C. schools chancellor steps downupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 13:07:00

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.

Political odd couple agrees on educationupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:27:00

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 about educationupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 20:29:00

D.C.'s mayoral primary is being watched far beyond the city, as education is playing a significant role in the race.

D.C. mayoral primary may be felt far beyond the Districtupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 20:29:00

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.

Parents revolt to take back schoolsupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 12:29:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a new California "trigger law" that allows parents to take back failing schools.

Obama must stick to his guns on educationupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 12:29:00

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?"

Why school reform is urgentupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 15:50:00

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.

Education Department to announce Race to the Top winnersupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 03:40:00

The U.S. Education Department is set to announce the winners in the second round of its Race to the Top competition on Tuesday.

Obama says education plan includes charter schools, teacher salariesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:35:00

President Barack Obama said Thursday his plan to improve America's education system includes charter schools, intense teacher education and parent involvement.

Obama talks education for minoritiesupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:35:00

Pres. Obama addresses the Race to the Top inititive at the National Urban League's 100th Anniversary convention.

Schools race for stimulus cashupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 17:54:00

CNN's Josh Levs shows us how schools are making drastic changes in an effort to get federal stimulus dollars.

More Race to the Top finalists announcedupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 17:54:00

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.

CNN visits Overland Elementary Schoolupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:27:00

Steve Perry visits Overland Elementary School in Los Angeles to discuss how to involve parents in child's education.

Top issues: Educationupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:27:00

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."

Education chief pitches No Child rewrite planupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 13:35:00

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.

'No Child Left Behind' revamp?updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:55:00

President Obama plans to change the way public schools are evaluated. CNN's John Roberts reports.

Obama to push 'No Child Left Behind' overhaulupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:55:00

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.

Obama vows education reformupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 12:49:00

President Obama says his administration will work to turn around failing schools.

Annan urged to intervene in Kenyan disputeupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 07:29:00

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 chief apologizes for 'dumb thing' on New Orleansupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 14:33:00

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.

Administration: Obama to boost education funding by $4 billionupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 10:05:00

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 schools begin fightbackupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 17:09:00

Zimbabwe's education system is beginning to battle back from years of neglect and an exodus of teachers.

Give Obama A+ for school reform ideasupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 09:53:00

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.

Duncan to call for change in teachers' educationupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 09:44:00

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.

Are states following stimulus plan rules for schools?updated: Wed Oct 21 2009 09:44:00

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.

Obama to announce $4.35 billion in stimulus for schoolsupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 02:00:00

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.

Commentary: Obama, Dems wrong to kill school vouchersupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 10:46:00

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 wants Senate stimulus plan changedupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 09:23:00

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.

CNNMoney: Obama's school patchwork projectupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 12:48:00

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.

Sources: Obama to tap Vilsack as agriculture secretaryupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:04:00

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.

Source: Obama will name head of Chicago schools to education postupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 21:51:00

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.

Time.com: New Regulations to Require Dropout Trackingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:00:00

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

Obama dishes out tough talk on educationupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 15:34:00

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."

Battleground battleupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 15:34:00

Both John McCain and Barack Obama are campaigning hard to swing votes in battleground states.

Time.com: No Child Left Behind: Doomed to Fail?updated: Sun Jun 08 2008 23:00:00

A former Administration official says Bush's signature domestic initiative was spoiled by inflexible standards, a narrow focus and mixed motives

CNNMoney: Kennedy proposes student lender subsidy cutsupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 05:01:00

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.

CNNMoney: Sen. Kennedy offers student loan reformsupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 07:03:00

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.

CNNMoney: Billionaires launch $60 million education initiativeupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 10:35:00

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.

Fortune: Back to schoolupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 13:54:00

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...

Fortune: Dems: make student loans student friendlyupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 11:50:00

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.

State lawmakers call for changes in Bush education planupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 17:12:00

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.

Bush picks Spellings for education secretaryupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 11:07:00

President Bush on Wednesday nominated domestic policy adviser Margaret Spellings to be the next education secretary, replacing Rod Paige.

Bush has chosen education nominee, official saysupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 20:49:00

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.

Who's the education president?updated: Mon Aug 09 2004 11:19:00

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 minister survives attackupdated: Mon May 31 2004 09:37:00

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.

Iraq through the eyes of the voterupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 12:26:00

This week, The Inside Edge looks at pressing election issues from U.S. policy in Iraq to college education reform.

Education chief's 'terrorist' remark ignites furyupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 12:38:00

The president of the nation's largest teachers' union Tuesday blasted Education Secretary Rod Paige for calling his group a "terrorist organization."

Fortune: SCHOOL REFORM: BIG PAIN, LITTLE GAIN The theme of FORTUNE's sixth annual Education Summit was ''Progress: How far have we come?'updated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

AFTER A DECADE of adopting schools, lobbying legislators, consulting on curriculums, wrangling with teachers' unions, and struggling to understand a culture practically devoid of secretaries, telep...

Fortune: WHAT COMPANIES ARE DOINGupdated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

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Fortune: WHAT WE NEED TO FIX U.S. SCHOOLS Our main problem, agreed the executives, educators, and politicians at FORTUNE's Education Summupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

REFORMERS of America's badly ailing education system don't lack for clever, effective solutions. Their critical failing is that, like automakers in the days before Henry Ford, they haven't successf...

Fortune: FOR STATES: REFORM TURNS RADICAL Officials are devising new standards, inventing new tests, and giving teachers more money and pupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

THE BELLS you hear ringing in your local schools these days may be the tocsins of revolution. Stung by the failure of earlier reforms, an increasing number of states and cities are radically alteri...

Fortune: MAKING EDUCATION WORK Tutors, mentors, and money help. But business also needs to back radical long-term solutions.updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

ON THE DAY he was leaving for college, Benny (not his real name) had a last- minute crisis. His mother and her boyfriend, both crack addicts, stole his train fare. At a loss about what to do, Benny...

Fortune: HOW WASHINGTON CAN PITCH IN George Bush wants to be Education President. He gets A for rhetoric; Incomplete for updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

By the year 2000, every child must start school ready to learn. The United States must increase the high school graduation rate to no less than 90%. In critical subjects, at the fourth, eighth, and...

Fortune: THE NEW, IMPROVED VOCATIONAL SCHOOL Worried about a shortage of technicians? Can't find people who can communicate and solve proupdated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

THE TEACHER CAPTIVATES the class as he paces back and forth, commenting, cracking jokes, asking questions. ''Everybody loves a sincere speaker,'' says the wiry young instructor, immaculately dresse...

Fortune: SAVING THE SCHOOLS HOW BUSINESS CAN HELP Let's stop lamenting the crisis and do something about it. A FORTUNE conference of corpupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

LAMAR ALEXANDER, President, University of Tennessee; JOSEPH F. ALIBRANDI, CEO, Whittaker Corp. BARBARA BATES, Director, Corporate Contributions and Community Affairs, Nynex; ALAN F. BENEDECK, Commu...

Fortune: HOW TO SMARTEN UP THE SCHOOLS Will the education crisis torpedo U.S. economic preeminence? Business leaders, stuck with undereduupdated: Mon Feb 01 1988 00:01:00

SO IGNORANT and benighted are many young recruits to the U.S. work force that ) one executive after another has recoiled in horror, gasping with astonishment. These are the troops we're supposed to...

Fortune: The Politics of Dogs, A Comma That Counted, Losing a Double-Header, and Other Matters. Of Dwarfs and Giantsupdated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

Your correspondent claims to have at least tied the record for masochism on September 14. That was the night he sat glumly glued to the TV set, alternating between the Giants getting clobbered by t...

Fortune: WHY SCHOOL REFORM ISN'T WORKING Current proposals ignore the obstacles to change and place too little emphasis on the profit motupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

Educational reform has been and remains a controversial issue. But despite several years of consciousness raising, significant reform has not occurred and will not occur in the near future. Effecti...

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