If Congress Overhauls NCLB, Are States Ready?

Congress is closer than it’s been in years to rewriting the nation’s signature education law. Both the House and the Senate passed bills this month that would give more flexibility to states to set their own policies.

Watchdog: States Not Adhering to Teacher Prep Oversight Law

States receiving federal funding for their teacher preparation programs are required by federal law to identify which ones aren’t performing well, but the U.S. Department of Education hasn’t checked to make sure they do, according to a Government Accountability Office study released Thursday.

Some Worry the NCLB Rewrite Will End Special Ed Progress

Nearly two decades ago, when Ricki Sabia insisted her 5-year-old son could read, his public-school teachers didn’t believe her. He didn’t have a clear reading voice, Sabia explained, so they couldn’t understand him.

GOP Candidates Join Testing Opt-Out Movement

Republican presidential hopefuls in the Senate have joined the fast-growing movement encouraging students to opt out of the standardized tests that have become a part of everyday life in American schools.

Senate OKs Revised No Child Left Behind Law, Compromise Needed

More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.

Senate Expected to Vote on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.

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