The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
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.
The hunt for after-school Internet connections needed to do homework might soon be over for some of the nation’s poorest students.
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.
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visited an inner city school in London on Tuesday and announced a joint British-U.S. programme to invest nearly $200 million in supporting girls’ education in countries affected by conflict.
When President Obama unveiled a campaign last year to help young men and boys of color, it won support from both the left and the right.
In this week’s address, the President reiterated his commitment to expanding access to education, and to spreading the joy of reading to more children and young adults.
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.
The legislation introduced this week in Congress would limit use of data to educational purposes.