Civil-Rights Groups, Teachers Union Clash Over ‘No Child Left Behind’

Civil-rights groups and the country’s largest teachers union are at odds over the role of testing as Congress moves to fix the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, setting up a battle among Democratic-aligned groups that could make it tough to forge a bill that will garner necessary votes for passage.

Three States Failed Federal Common Core Test Mandate

The test maker behind the botched Common Core assessments said Nevada, Montana and North Dakota failed to hit the mark for the federal testing mandate but the company denies a breach of contract.

Obama to Announce Plan to Give Free E-Books to Low-Income Kids

Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and is seeking commitments from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every student has a library card.

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