Tagged with NCLB

Duncan Issues Far More NCLB Waivers Than Predecessors

With Secretary Arne Duncan at the helm, the U.S. Department of Education is gradually—and sometimes quietly—chipping away at key parts of the No Child Left Behind Act as states and districts demand more relief from the elusive goal that all students be what the law terms “proficient” in reading and math by 2014. The pressure … Continue reading

Obama to Rewrite No Child Law Before Next School Year

President Obama plans to ask Congress on Monday to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law by fall, escalating the urgency of his campaign for an overhaul of public education. Obama’s message, to be delivered in a speech at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington County, will set his first public timetable for lawmakers to revise … Continue reading

New Law Labels Interns ‘Highly Qualified Teachers’

Civil rights advocates are blasting new federal legislation that allows states to classify teaching interns as “highly qualified” teachers and regularly assign them to schools with mostly poor, minority students. The measure, which remains in effect until the end of the 2012-13 school year, was signed Dec. 22 by President Barack Obama as part of … Continue reading