No Child Left Behind
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
By Nancy Solomon : Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio
A prominent education organization in New Jersey is criticizing the state's application for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The No Child Left Behind Law was a shot in the arm for the tutoring industry. Schools that are labeled "in need of improvement" are required to offer their low-income children tutoring and it's paid for by the federal government.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.
Monday, February 08, 2010
While the Obama administration's proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind law are grabbing all the education headlines, a new court ruling in Washington state highlights tensions brewing in many states capitals. A judge found that by not adequately funding education, Washington was not upholding its constitutional duty to provide "ample" education for all students. He ordered the legislature to figure out how to fix it.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
President Obama has outlined a series of proposals to change No Child Left Behind, the controversial education law rolled out under the Bush administration. The proposals would shift the focus in schools from test scores to career- and college-readiness, and would eliminate the 2014 deadline for bringing every child to academic proficiency.