Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 12:52pm
The state Department of Education put New Jersey’s most troubled schools on notice Wednesday, ordering administrators and educators to cooperate with state intervention and improve student performance or face serious consequences.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 12:10pm
Twenty-three of the Camden school district's 26 schools have been rated among the worst in New Jersey and have been designated to get state intervention, according to the results of new state accountability system review.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 3:55pm
For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:48pm
The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:27am
In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:48pm
If you want to talk about schools, the top guy to talk to is Arne Duncan. Tuesday morning, he met with about 400 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Denver to have a conversation about fixing slumping schools.