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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.

For Santorum, debate could have been even worseupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 13:21:00

This was Rick Santorum's first debate with front-runner status. That means it was his time to get grilled like a fine Kansas City steak. And I wouldn't say he came out of it like a filet.

Five things we learned from Wednesday's debateupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 03:14:00

The four GOP presidential candidates had one last chance to state their case in front of the nation before Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Michigan. Did one candidate stand out from the rest? Here are five things we learned from the CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate.

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.

Educators accused of influencing results of standardized exam in Georgia countyupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 21:23:00

Nearly 50 schoolteachers and administrators in Georgia's Dougherty County School System participated in "criminal conduct and wrongdoing" in influencing results of standardized exams, investigators say.

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.

Rural school adapts to population with little Englishupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 09:26:00

This rural community in the southeast corner of Iowa is one of the last places you would expect to find a large number of students who don't speak English, yet English language learners have had a huge effect on the schools there, according to Columbus Community Schools Superintendent Rich Bridenstine.

Study: Young Hispanics surpass blacks in college enrollmentupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 18:29:00

Twenty-one-year-old Erica Ruiz plans to graduate from college in the spring with a degree in psychology and continue on to graduate school. Her family is from Mexico, but she and her two brothers were born in the United States.

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.

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.

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.

Why kids need recess and exerciseupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:31:00

More and more researchers, educators, and parents are realizing that not only is playground time good for kids-it is crucial. Here's why it just may be the fourth "R" in school, and what you can do to make sure your child gets a healthy dose of downtime.

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.

Help the mentally ill get helpupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 07:13:00

The shooting Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, demonstrates once again that mental health systems in the United States are seriously flawed and, as a result of continuing budget cuts, are becoming even less comprehensive and effective.

Moment of silence at site of AZ shootingupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 07:13:00

The store that was the site of a mass shooting in Tuscon, Arizona reopens, paying tribute to the six lives lost there.

Subject Matters: Reading, writing -- and readying for testsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 13:26:00

It's the best of times and the worst of times for English teachers as they find themselves more accountable than ever for the academic success of their students, while balancing new technologies that change time-honored practices of reading and writing. Here are some of the modern challenges that language arts teachers face in their classrooms.

Subject Matters: Science has an image problemupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 11:56:00

As science teachers try to educate the next generation of scientists in the United States, they worry about everything from a shortage of supplies for classroom experiments to their subject's nerdy image. Here are some of the challenges they face in their classrooms.

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

So much for limited government!

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